Vladimir Morozov steals the show at ISL London ahead of LEN European Short Course Championships – LEN

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Vladimir Morozov

Vladimir Morozov steals the show at ISL London ahead of LEN European Short Course Championships

Vladimir Morozov stole the show in London and now the Russian has set his sights on breaking the world record at the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships in Glasgow next month.

At the International Swimming League in London’s Olympic pool the Russian sprinter won the 100m freestyle and the 50m free skins ahead of France’s Florent Manaudou.

And it is Manaudou’s 50m freestyle world record that Morozov is desperate to break, although he will face plenty of competition from the Frenchman at Tollcross.

Morozov, 27, will also be competing in the 50m breaststroke and multiple relay events at the Championships, which begin on December 4.

“I hope to break the world record in the 50m freestyle and the Russian national record in the 50m breaststroke,” said Morozov, who won Olympic bronze in the 4x100m freestyle relay in 2012.

Morozov finished tied-fourth in the ISL Match MVP Standings, level with Brit Duncan Scott on 40.0 points and 4.50 points adrift of the winner of the MVP award Chad le Clos.

Despite Iron, Morozov’s ISL team, missing out on qualification for the Final Match in Las Vegas next month, he was pleased with his individual performances.

Morozov said: “We’re not going to Vegas: that sucks.

“But I’ve had so much competition in the last few months and I still have the Europeans.

“I think my heart rate is still up a little bit but I paced the skins race pretty well.

“I went out in the first 50 at around 50 per cent; in the second 50 I got pretty lucky because I was in a lane towards the side so I could see my competition and pace myself for the second 25, it was good a strategy; and the final was super close. I feel good for the win.”

The competition this season from fellow sprinters Manaudou, Caeleb Dressel and Kyle Chalmers has made for a dense sprint freestyle line-up and ensured Morozov’s focus has remained sharp throughout 2019.

Morozov admitted the intensity of the season has taken its toll on his physical fitness.

“I am really beaten up. I’ve been racing almost every weekend for the last six months,” said Morozov.

“I’m actually at the pool everyday but that’s a good thing.

“It is good practice; I feel good to finish this season out. See you at the Europeans!”