WATCH Vlad Morozov Break the 100 IM World Record in Berlin (VIDEO)


Video Courtesy: FINA

Russian swimmer Vlad Morozov has broken the 100 SCM IM World Record for the second time in less than a week, swimming a 50.30 in Berlin, Germany on the second stop of the FINA World Cup Series. That dropped his 50.60 done in Chartres over the weekend in the first stop, which in turn improved upon Markus Deibler’s 50.66 from 2014.

This event is tailor-made for Morozov, who is best-known as a sprint freestyler but is a world-class sprint backstroker, breaststroker, and butterflier as well.

For his efforts, Morozov not only picked up a pile of points and his $1,500 prize check, but he grabbed a second $10,000 bonus for breaking the record. After today’s sessions, Morozov will already be hurtling toward $40,000 in earnings in this year’s series with still 7 stops remaining.

Splits Comparison:

Swimmer 1st 50 2nd 50 Time
Morozov, Berlin 2016 22.77 27.53 50.30
Morozov, Chartres 2016 23.10 27.50 50.60
Deibler, 2014 23.32 27.34 50.66
Morozov, 2014 23.06 27.71 50.77

Morozov will swim in the 50 free and 100 breaststroke final on Wednesday, with an appearance in the mixed 200 free relay also possible.

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His back-breast turn was insane.


Indeed.. Not as insane as deciding to do a bucket turn though……


Hey if you can get a better and deeper push off for that and take advantage of the underwater then it works


I suppose you are right, maybe he isn’t able to do the crossover turn yet or isn’t any good at it.. Still don’t think its better then either the crossover turn or the standard turn and its hard to argue with pretty much every elite IMer doing the crossover turn relative to the turn MA does.


Did the rules change? Or am I old? Or was that a massive deek?


I believe he touched on his back very quickly before turning over but it’s hard to see in the video because his arm was submerged


was that turn legal? Can’t see clearly whether he touched at vertical or past vertical toward breast


Vlad is not correct and Vladimir!


Is there a reason lochte isn’t on this? 50.71

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