Vladimir Morozov Lowers CR in 50m Freestyle Twice in One Day in Copenhagen

Jun 3, 2017; Santa Clara, CA, USA; Trojan Swim Club swimmer Vladimir Morozov waves to the crowd after winning the A Finals of the Men's 50m Freestyle at George F. Haines International Swim Center. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports
Photo Courtesy: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

After winning his semi-final heat and lowering the championship record earlier in the session, Russia’s Vladimir Morozov took the gold and lowered the CR yet again by posting a 20.31. Britain’s Benjamin Proud swam a 20.66 for the silver while Italy’s Lucca Dotto earned the bronze with a time of 20.78. Coming in fourth and fifth was the Polish pair of Pawel Juraszek and Konrad Czerniak while Greece’s Kristian Gkolomeev and Russia’s Sergei Fesikov took sixth and seventh. Rounding out the field in eighth was Italy’s Marco Orsi.

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  1. Dave Hoover

    .51 RT is about as fast as you can do it. No wonder it was almost a WR too.

  2. Francis Schmitz

    LeeAnne Thorson Schwan, Chip Schilling, Brian Treadway, Bryan Erdmann

  3. Gian Alessandro

    If this guy is Russian and Russia is a state sponsored doping program, why is this record allowed?

  4. Daniel Smith

    Wow!! Way to race Vladimir Morozov