|Full name||Vladimir Viktorovich Morozov|
|Born||16 June 1992|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||85 kg (187 lb)|
|Strokes||Freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke|
|Club||Trojan Swim Club|
|College team||University of Southern California (U.S.)|
Vladimir Viktorovich Morozov (Russian : Владимир Викторович Морозов; born 16 June 1992) is a Russian competitive swimmer and Olympic bronze medallist. He was the former world record holder in the 100-meter Individual Medley, current textile world record, World Cup record, European record and Russian record holder in the 100-meter freestyle (short course), Russian record holder in the 50-meter backstroke (long course) and freestyle (short course and long course).
Morozov was born in Russia, and emigrated to the United States as a 14-year-old. He attended Torrance High School. He began swimming at age 9.
Morozov was a student at the University of Southern California, studying Economics.
At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Morozov was as a member of the Russian 4x100-meter freestyle relay team, that placed third behind France and the United States. Swimming the third leg, Morozov swum a split of 47.85.At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, Morozov would fail to qualify for the final in both his individuals events, the 50m freestyle and 100m freestyle, finishing 9th and 10th respectively. Morozov would also compete in the Russian 4x100-meter freestyle relay, splitting a time of 47.35. The relay team would however place 4th after being out touched by Australia.
Following the Olympics, Morozov competed at the 2012 European Short Course Championships and the 2012 World Short Course Championships held at the end of 2012. At the European Championships in Chartres, Morozov won seven medals including individual titles in the 100-meter freestyle and individual medley. At the World Championships in Istanbul, Morozov won gold in the 50- and 100-meter freestyle, and silver in the 4x100-meter medley relay. In the 50-meter freestyle, Morozov defeated Olympic champion Florent Manaudou and set the national record with a time of 20.55.
At the 2018 FINA Swimming World Cup, Morozov would achieve the Textile world record, World Cup record, European record and Russian record in the 100-meter freestyle (short course), posting a time of 44.95, 0.01 seconds slower than the current world record (world record was swum in a full body-suit). This performance is commonly regarded as the best 100-meter freestyle (short course) swim of all-time.
In 2019 Morozov was a member of the 2019 International Swimming League representing Team Iron.He was named MVP in Lewisville and he also won the skin race twice in the first season (Lewisville, London). In 2020 Morozov would join the newly established team, Tokyo Frog Kings, within the International Swimming League.
In 2013, as a college junior swimming for Coach Dave Salo at University of Southern California, Morozov won the NCAA Division I Championships in the 50 free and 100 free.
|50 m freestyle||21.27||Singapore||15 August 2019|
|100 m freestyle||47.62||Kazan||28 July 2013|
|50 m backstroke||24.29||Glasgow||3 August 2018|
|100 m backstroke||53.70||Kazan||17 April 2013|
|50 m freestyle||20.31||Copenhagen||15 December 2017|
|100 m freestyle||44.95||Singapore||16 November 2018|
|100 m Medley||50.26||Eindhoven||30 September 2018|
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