A 17-year-old young swimmer from Romania has broken the world record in the same pool in which the world record was set 13 years ago.
David Popovich broke a 13-year-old world record. (AFP Photo)
It is said in sports that records are meant to be broken. This has been proved once again. There is a case of swimming where the 13-year-old world record has been broken and only a 13-year-old boy has broken it. this swimmer’s name is David Popovich, The young Romanian swimmer surprised everyone by breaking a 13-year-old record in the men’s 100m freestyle event. Brazil’s Cesar Cielo had set this record at the 2009 World Championships, which stood till Saturday, but David eventually broke it.
Cesar had clocked 46.91 seconds in this event in 2009. David took 0.5 seconds less than Caesar. He made a world record by completing this race in 46.86 seconds and surprised everyone. According to the report of SwimSwam, David has broken Caesar’s record in the same pool in which Caesar made this record. The name of this pool is The Parco del Foro Italico Pool. This whole is in Rome, Italy.
NEW WORLD RECORD ALERT David Popovici sets a new World Record in the 100m Freestyle Final at the @leneuropeanaquatics Championships
— FINA (@fina1908) August 13, 2022
Amazing done half way
David was playing the final of the European Championship-2022. By the halfway point of the race, he was not even ahead and was trailing Maxime Grouset. But he showed a great game in the last 50 meters and won the race, surprising everyone. David has now become only the fourth swimmer in the world to cross the mark of 46.98 seconds in this event. Before him, Cesar, Alain Bernard (46.94) and Saaleb Dressel (46.96) have done this work. This young swimmer from Romania will be 18 years old a month later.
Best race of my life – David
After setting this world record, David said that this is the best race of his life. news.com.au David was quoted as saying, “This is the best race of my life. Now it would be great to say that I am the fastest person to complete this race. It was excellent, it was wonderful to break the record that Caesar had set here in 2009. I don’t have the right adjectives to describe this feeling. I am very happy.”
World record holder in the 200m butterfly, Christoph Milak of Hungary finished second with a timing of 47.47s. Italy’s Alessandro Miresi finished third with a time of 47.63 seconds.
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