Vladimir Morozov (swimmer)

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Vladimir Morozov
Vladimir Morozov, Trojan Swim Club, after winning 50-meter free (34348704764).jpg
Personal information
Full name Vladimir Viktorovich Morozov
National team  Russia
Born (1992-06-16) 16 June 1992 (age 26)
Novosibirsk Oblast, Russia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 80 kg (176 lb)
Sport Swimming
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 medalist. He is the current world record holder in the 100-metre Individual Medley, Russian record-holder in the 50-meter backstroke (long course) and freestyle (short course and long course).

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

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.[3][4]

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.

On 25 July 2016, Morozov was named by FINA as an athlete who had been identified by WADA as one that had benefited from the 'disappearing positive methodology' as part of a Russian state-run doping programme, and as such FINA declared him ineligible for the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics in accordance with the requirements issued by the International Olympic Committee the previous day. No further information was released as to possible punishments for doping.[5][6] However, on 4 August 2016, Morozov was cleared to compete by the IOC.[7]

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. [8]

Personal bests (long course)

As of 18 July 2017
Event Time Venue Date
50 m freestyle 21.44 Moscow 14 April 2017
100 m freestyle 47.62 Kazan 28 July 2013
50 m backstroke 24.80 Kazan 18 April 2013
100 m backstroke 53.70 Kazan 17 April 2013

Personal bests (short course)

As of 30 September 2018
Event Time Venue Date
100 m Medley 50.26 Eindhoven 30 September 2018


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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).


  1. ^ "Morozov: FINA".
  2. ^ "USC Bio: Morozov".
  3. ^ "Vladimir Morozov". London2012.com. Retrieved 30 July 2012.
  4. ^ Vladimir Morozov. sports-reference.com
  5. ^ FINA statement on Russian participation in Rio 2016.
  6. ^ Keith, Braden (27 July 2016). "WADA Confirms Finding of "Disappearing Positives" for Morozov". Swimswam. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  7. ^ Anderson, Jared (4 August 2016). "Morozov, Lobintsev Approved For Rio Olympics, TASS Reports". Swimswam. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  8. ^ "Vladimir Morozov making his mark for USC swimming". LA Times. Retrieved 30 March 2013.

External links

  • Vladimir Morozov – University of Southern California athlete profile at USCTrojans.com
  • Vladimir Morozov on Twitter
  • Vladimir Morozov on Facebook
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 – present
Succeeded by
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Cameron van der Burgh
FINA World Cup
Overall male winner

Succeeded by
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