Vladimir Morozov (swimmer)

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Vladimir Morozov
Vladimir Morozov, Trojan Swim Club, after winning 50-meter free (34348704764).jpg
Personal information
Full nameVladimir Viktorovich Morozov
National team Flag of Russia.svg Russia
Born (1992-06-16) 16 June 1992 (age 29)
Novosibirsk, Russia
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight85 kg (187 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke
ClubTrojan Swim Club
College team University of Southern California (U.S.)
Medal record
Men's swimming
Representing Russia
Event1st2nd3rd
Olympic Games 001
World Championships (LC) 033
World Championships (SC) 9101
European Championships (LC) 241
European Championships (SC) 1751
Total28227
Olympic Games
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2012 London 4×100 m freestyle
World Championships (LC)
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2013 Barcelona 50 m freestyle
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2015 Kazan 4×100 m freestyle
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2019 Gwangju 4×100 m freestyle
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg2013 Barcelona 4×100 m freestyle
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2017 Budapest 4×100 m medley
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg2019 Gwangju 4×100 m medley
World Championships (SC)
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2012 Istanbul 50 m freestyle
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2012 Istanbul 100 m freestyle
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2014 Doha 4×50 m freestyle
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2016 Windsor 4×50 m freestyle
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2016 Windsor 4×100 m freestyle
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2016 Windsor 4×50 m medley
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2016 Windsor 4×100 m medley
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2016 Windsor 4×50 m mixed freestyle
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2018 Hangzhou 50 m freestyle
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg2012 Istanbul 4×100 m medley
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg2014 Doha 100 m medley
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg2014 Doha 4×100 m freestyle
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg2014 Doha 4×50 m mixed free
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg2016 Windsor 50 m freestyle
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg2016 Windsor 100 m breaststroke
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg2018 Hangzhou 100 m freestyle
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg2018 Hangzhou 4×50 m freestyle
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg2018 Hangzhou 4×100 m freestyle
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg2018 Hangzhou 4×100 m medley
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg2018 Hangzhou 4×50 m mixed freestyle
European Championships
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2014 Berlin 50 m backstroke
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2018 Glasgow 4×100 m freestyle
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg2014 Berlin 4×100 m freestyle
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg2014 Berlin 4×100 m mixed freestyle
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg2018 Glasgow 4×100 m medley
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg2018 Glasgow 4×100 m mixed medley
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg2014 Berlin 4×100 m mixed medley
European Championships (SC)
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2012 Chartres 100 m freestyle
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2012 Chartres100 m medley
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2013 Herning 50 m freestyle
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2013 Herning100 m freestyle
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2013 Herning100 m medley
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2013 Herning4×50 m freestyle
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2013 Herning4×50 m mixed freestyle
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2017 Copenhagen 50 m freestyle
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2017 Copenhagen4×50 m freestyle
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2017 Copenhagen4×50 m medley
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2019 Glasgow 50 m freestyle
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2019 Glasgow50 m breaststroke
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2019 Glasgow100 m freestyle
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2019 Glasgow4×50 m freestyle
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2019 Glasgow4×50 m medley
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2019 Glasgow4×50 m mixed freestyle
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2019 Glasgow4×50 m mixed medley
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg2012 Chartres50 m freestyle
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg2012 Chartres4×50 m freestyle
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg2012 Chartres4×50 m medley
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg2012 Chartres4×50 m mixed freestyle
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg2017 Copenhagen4×50 m mixed freestyle
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg2012 Chartres50 m backstroke
Summer Universiade
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2013 Kazan 50 m freestyle
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2013 Kazan100 m freestyle
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2013 Kazan4×100 m freestyle
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg2013 Kazan4×100 m medley
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg2013 Kazan50 m backstroke
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg2013 Kazan50 m breaststroke

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).

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Early life

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. [1]

Morozov was a student at the University of Southern California, studying Economics. [2]

Swimming career

Olympic Games

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. [3] [4] 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. [5] The relay team would however place 4th after being out touched by Australia.

2012 World and European Short Course Championships

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.

2018 FINA Swimming World Cup

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. [6]

International Swimming League

In 2019 Morozov was a member of the 2019 International Swimming League representing Team Iron. [7] 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. [8]

Collegiate career

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. [9]

Personal bests (long course)

As of 18 July 2017
EventTimeVenueDate
50 m freestyle21.27 Singapore 15 August 2019
100 m freestyle47.62 Kazan 28 July 2013
50 m backstroke24.29 Glasgow 3 August 2018
100 m backstroke53.70 Kazan 17 April 2013

Personal bests (short course)

As of 16 November 2018
EventTimeVenueDate
50 m freestyle20.31 Copenhagen 15 December 2017
100 m freestyle44.95 Singapore 16 November 2018
100 m Medley50.26 Eindhoven 30 September 2018

Awards

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Medal of the Order "For Services to the Fatherland" II degree (13 August 2012) – for outstanding contribution to the development of physical culture and sports, high athletic achievements at the XXX Olympic Games 2012 in London (United Kingdom).

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Records
Preceded by
Tommaso D'Orsogna, Travis Mahoney, Cate Campbell, Bronte Campbell
Mixed 4 × 50 metres freestyle relay world record-holder
14 December 2013 – 6 December 2014
With: Sergey Fesikov, Rozaliya Nasretdinova, Veronika Popova
Succeeded by
Josh Schneider, Matt Grevers, Madison Kennedy, Abbey Weitzeil
Preceded by
Markus Deibler
Men's 100 metre individual medley
world record holder (short course)

26 August 2016 – 16 November 2020
Succeeded by
Caeleb Dressel
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Cameron van der Burgh
FINA World Cup
Overall male winner

2016
Succeeded by
Chad Le Clos