(WATCH) Vlad Morozov Scorches 20.31 50m Free, 0.05 Off World Record
Dec 15, 2017
Men 50m Freestyle
World Record: 20.26 – Florent Manaudou (FRA), 2014
World Junior Record: 21.24 – Kliment Kolesnikov (RUS), 2017
European Record: 20.26 – Florent Manaudou (FRA), 2014
Championship Record: 20.48 – Amaury Leveaux (FRA), 2008
Russia's Vlad Morozov well and truly established his dominance as the best SCM sprinter in the world right now with a commanding 20.31 win and another championship record — a mere 0.05 off the previously thought unattainable world record from the now retired Florent Manaudou. This is a good sign for Morozov’s only other individual race this week, the 100m IM, in which he will certainly attack his own WR.
In a very fast final, Ben Proud and Luca Dotto swam national-record times to reach the podium.
- Vlad Morozov (RUS) – 20.31 [Championship Record]
- Ben Proud (RUS) – 20.66
- Luca Dotto (ITA) – 20.78