David Popovici won the European gold in the 200 meters freestyle

Romanian swimmer David Popovici (17 years old) won the gold medal in the 200 meters freestyle at the European Swimming Championships in Rome.

David Popovici still doesn’t have the legal right to have a driver’s license, but he authoritatively dominates continental and world swimming. Our athlete won the gold medal in the 200 meters freestyle at the European Swimming Championships in Italy, achieving a new exciting performance at the Foro Italico.

Previously, in the same competition, David Popovici climbed the highest step of the podium and in the 100-meter freestyle, an event in which he managed to break the 13-year-old world record.

David Popovici won the gold medal in the 200 meter freestyle at the European Swimming Championships in Rome!

The Romanian David Popovici achieved another extraordinary performance at this edition of the European Swimming Championships in Rome, where he climbed to the highest step of the podium in the 200 meters freestyle event.

Our athlete qualified with the best time in the 200 meters final, the last act he won after being clocked with a time of 1.42.97.

The world record in the 200 meters free belongs to Paul Biedermann, from Germany, who in 2009, also in Rome, finished the race in 1.42.00.

Earlier on Saturday, David Popovici brought all the spectators who witnessed the final of the 100 meters freestyle to their feet when he was timed with 46.86, a new world record for the event.

There are many people who tell me “Dude, you must be cheating, you’re too good!”. I don’t really pay attention to them, but when people ask me seriously about how I am tested, I answer them.

I do a lot of anti-doping tests, tests that come suddenly like this. They can call me now and ask, “Where are you? We are waiting for you at home because you have to give a blood and a urine sample». I can’t say no, because I can get a penalty, which can result in a ban, which no one wants to be unable to compete for a few years, plus I have nothing to hide!

– David Popovici, for podcastul Fair Play

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