Vladimir Morozov (swimmer)

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Vladimir Morozov
Personal information
Full name Vladimir Morozov
Nickname(s) Russian bullet
Sizzling Siberian
Nationality  Russia
Born (1992-06-16) 16 June 1992 (age 22)
Novosibirsk Oblast
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 73 kg (161 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle, Backstroke
Club Swim Torrance
College team University of Southern California

Vladimir Viktorovich Morozov (Russian: Владимир Викторович Морозов; born 16 June 1992) is a Russian competitive swimmer and Olympic bronze medalist. He is the current Russian record holder in the 50-meter backstroke (long course) and freestyle (short course and long course).

Swimming career[edit]

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 has a split of 47.85. [1][2]

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.

Collegiate career[edit]

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. [3]

Personal bests (long course)[edit]

As of 30 July 2013
Event Time Venue Date
50 m freestyle 21.47 Barcelona August 3, 2013
100 m freestyle 47.62 Kazan July 28, 2013
50 m backstroke 24.80 Kazan April 18, 2013
100 m backstroke 53.70 Kazan April 17, 2013

Awards[edit]

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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).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vladimir Morozov". London2012.com. Retrieved July 30, 2012. 
  2. ^ Vladimir Morozov. sports-reference.com
  3. ^ "Vladimir Morozov making his mark for USC swimming". LA Times. Retrieved March 30, 2013.