Vladimir Turovsky, Courageous In Murmansk


Courtesy of International Ice Swimming Association, Murmansk, Russia.

Vladimir Turovsky (Владимир Туровский) is a 45-year-old Russian swimmer from Borovskiy who is the fastest double amputee in the ice. He finished 132nd overall in the 50m freestyle at the 2019 International Ice Swimming Association 3rd World Championship and 1st Ice Swimming Arctic Cup in 1:35:99 as snow was falling as the water temperature was just over 0°C [shown above].

Newcomer Quinn Fitzgerald, a 36-year-old American from San Francisco, upset the field and won his first world title in 26.94 in Murmansk, Russia. It was the first world swimming title by a Yale University graduate since Don Schollander was the reigning freestyle champion in 1964.

50m Freestyle Top 50 Male Results
1. Quinn Fitzgerald (36) USA 26:94
2. Michał Perl (23) Poland 27:03
3. Tobias Jakle (32) Germany 27:40
4. Remigiusz Golebiowski (43) Poland 28:33
5. Alexandr Nesterov (18) Russia 28:34
6. Henri Kaarma (45) Estonia 28:51
7. Pavel Bainov (33) Russia 26:76
8. Dmitry Grachev (26) Russia 29:10
9. Neil Hopkins (38) South Africa 30:27
10. Lars Mack (44) Germany 30:27
11. Lucas Benitez (28) 30:54
12. Oleg Chekushin (56) 30:68
13. Yedige Davletgaliyev (22) 30:89
14. Konstantin Tveretinov (66) 30:90
15. Sergey Sabatov (43) 31:02
16. Alexey Cherbadzhi (45) 31:09
17. Denis Akulov (48) 31:12
18. Igor Filatov (45) 31:31
19. Kong Mak Chun (33) 31:48
20. Alexey Rudenko (33) 31:73
21. Rory Fitzgerald (61) 31:77
22. Ivan Kazakov (27) 32:07
23. Andrey Zamyslov (46) 32:38
24. Martin Kuchenmeister (50) 32:40
25. Tomasz Lutkowski (44) 32:47
26. Davaadorj Shagdarsuren (49) 32:87
27 Mario Fernandez Gorgojo (40) 33:48
28. Alexey Kichutkin (58) 33:61
29. Hassan Baraka (32) 33:80
30. Federico Miot (42) 34:24
31. Scott Lautman (67) 34:36
32. Alexey Gorbunov (37) 34:47
33. Vladimir Titov (42) 34:57
34. Anton Kutuev (37) 35:19
35. Denis Lupu (31) 35:30
36. Alexey Knyazkov (29) 35:40
37. Vasilii Teterin (62) 35:42
38. Krzysztof Kubiak (30) 35:82
39. Timur Famolkin (41) 35:92
40. Alejandro Wittwer (32) 36:10
41. Alexandr Khorsun (59) 36:17
42. Vladimir Danchenkov (33) 36:68
43. Alexandr Rudoy (37) 36:76
44. Laht Lembit (70) 37:05
45. Nickolay Levkovsky (45) 37:31
46. Ilfat Abdeev (53) 37:33
47. Alexandr Vnukov (43) 37:55
48. Alik Gazizov (42) 37:99
49. Paddy Bond (40) 38:00
50. Vladimir Pravashinsky (55) 38:16

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