In a stellar start to the new season at the 2016 FINA World Cup stop in Chartres, Russian rocket Vlad Morozov blasted his way into the World Record books in the SCM 100 IM. Morozov swam the race in 50.60 seconds, clipping the previous mark of 50.67 set by Markus Deibler at the 2014 Short Course World Championships.
In setting the World Record, Morozov was over a second ahead of anyone else in the field, as 2nd place went to Germany’s Philip Heintz in 51.87. Check out the video of Vlad’s new World Record below, courtesy of FINA’s YouTube channel.
Morozov wasn’t far off the record with his previous best, which he set at 50.77 back in 2014 at the Vladmir Salnikov Cup. In Chartres, he took it out at almost the same speed as he had before, but the difference maker was his 2nd 50, which he improved to a 27.50.
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Along with the prize money for winning the race, Morozov’s swim earned him a $10,000 bonus check for the World Record, giving him a grand total of $11,500 for a single swim. Coupled with his win in the men’s 100 free earlier in the session, Morozov brought home $13,000 for that day.