Vladimir Morozov Edges Past 100 IM World Record At 2016 FINA World Cup Paris

Vladimir Morozov wins the 100 freestyle.
Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Vladimir Morozov of Russia succeeded in edging past the World Record in the men’s 100-meter Individual Medley during day one of the 2016 FINA World Cup stop in Paris/Chartres.

Morozov posted a time of 50.60 to slide past the previous World Record of 50.66, set in 2014 in Doha by Germany’s Markus Diebler. While Diebler had a slightly stronger back half to his 100 IM World Record, Morozov’s strong front half gave him the jumpstart he needed.

Comparing Splits:

Diebler (2014): 23.32, 27.34– 50.66

Morozov (2016): 23.10, 27.50–50.60

Once the World Record is confirmed by FINA Morozov will be eligible for the $10,000 prize that accompanies posting a new World Record. Combining his new World Record with another win already today, Morozov has set himself up nicely to earn a large chunk of points in day one of the 2016 FINA World Cup Series Paris stop.