Constantin Popovici and Cătălin Preda, European gold and silver in swimming

The Romanians Constantin Popovici (33 years old) and Cătălin Preda (31 years old) took the “foam” at the European Swimming Championships, where they climbed the first steps of the podium.

Shortly after the exceptional performances achieved by David Popovici in the 100-meter freestyle events and 200 meters freestyle, the Romanian anthem was heard again in Rome. This time, our country gave not only the continental champion, but also the runner-up.

Constantin Popovici and Cătălin Preda dominated the high jump competition and won the gold and silver medals, respectively.

Romania, another sparkling swimming performance! Constantin Popovici is the European high jump champion, and Cătălin Preda took the silver

Constantin Popovici and Cătălin Preda are the two best high jump athletes in Europe. The first of them climbed to the highest step of the podium in this test, and the second ranked second.

Cătălin Preda started from the favorite position in the last round, being the intermediate leader of the hierarchy at that time, with 13.45 points in front of the French Gary Hunt and 15.3 more than his compatriot Constantin Popovici. However, he did not manage to have the desired evolution in the final round, so he scored 112.2 points and reached the total of 436.2.

Constantin Popovici, however, had an excellent performance. The Romanian received 147 points and climbed to first place in the ranking, with a total of 455.7 points. Finally, the Italian athlete Alessandro De Rose (416.45 points) placed on the third step of the podium.

Athletes representing 10 countries jumped from platforms 27 meters above the water and were scored according to the marks received from the five members of the jury.

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