Today at the start of the final (ninth) round of the world Cup in Hong Kong Vladimir Morozov was the first at the distance of 100 meters complex (50,33 seconds) and second in the 50m breaststroke (26,55).
Due to the prizes in Hong Kong Morozov scored at the moment 604 points and became inaccessible in the overall standings for the closest pursuer, South African Chad Le Clos.
Before the start of the stage in Hong Kong Le Clos had scored 462 points. At the final stage, the South African could score a maximum of 152 points. To do this he had to win four heats with a world record, but in the first race (the 200m butterfly), Le Clos became the best too.
“This success is a great victory on the world level, – quotes words of the President of the Russian swimming Federation Vladimir Salnikov TASS. Something that he proved that he is one of the best sprinters in the world, obviously. Failure in the competition left him in despondency, hands down, with its bright victories in the world Cup Morozov showed everyone what he’s worth. I’m very happy for him, I can congratulate him that he found the strength and demonstrated a bright and splendid results.”
At the start of the tournament the Russian swimmer has twice updated the world record on short water on a distance of 100 m complex. The last stage of the world Cup will end in Hong Kong on Sunday, said R-Sport.
Vladimir is a two-time world champion on short water, the double champion of Europe on short water, a four-time winner of the Universiade in Kazan.