Vladimir Morozov Crushes World Cup Record in 50 Back

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Make it 2-for-2 for Vladimir Morozov. After setting the World Cup record in the 50 free on Friday, he added another World Cup record in the 50 backstroke.

Morozov, from Russia, won the event in 24.43 to break the World Cup record of 24.58, set by David Plummer of the U.S. in 2015.

Michael Andrew of the U.S. finished second in 24.49, also going faster than the previous record set by Plummer.

Australia’s Mitch Larkin took third in 25.35, followed by Jesse Puts of the Netherlands (25.45).

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