Morozov, Hosszu Golden At European SC Championships
Nov. 27, 2012
USC junior Vladimir Morozov won seven medals, including two golds, while recent graduate Katinka Hosszu won three golds and one silver while posting three other top 8 finishes at the recently completed 2012 European Short Course Championships in Chartres, France.
Morozov, USC's All-American and record-setting sprinter, won gold in the 100m free (45.68), well ahead of Russian teammate Evgeny Lagunov (46.52). A day later, he won the 100m IM in 51.89, nicely ahead of Slovakia's Peter Mankoc (52.64).
Morozov was also second in the 50m free (20.89), behind France's Florent Manaudou (20.70) and won bronze in the 50m back (23.47), a mere 0.19 out of first and 0.01 behind the silver winner.
Morozov also picked up three silvers on the 200m free and medley relays and the mixed 200m free relay.
Hosszu, who recently topped all money-winners on FINA World Cup Tour, won two of her golds on the same day. She came from behind in both races to win the 200m fly (2:05.78) and the 200m IM (2:05.78). She was also first in the 100m IM (58.83), beating Hungarian teammate Zsuzsanna Jakabos (59.15).
Hosszu was also second in the 400m IM (4:23.91) behind England's Hannay Miley (4:23.47), was eighth in the 200m free (2:08.01) and the 800m free (8:31.15) and took seventh in the 400m free (4:05.02).
Trojan junior Dimitri Colupaev competed at the recent German Nationals and earned a spot at next year's World Championships, in part thanks to his second place in the 200m free (1:43.63).