Golden relay for Romania at the Junior World Swimming Championships in Lima

The Junior World Championships started on Tuesday, in Lima (Peru), with three excellent results for Romania, which has two medals in its record: the gold brought by the men’s 4x100m freestyle relay and the silver obtained by Vlad Stancu in the 400m freestyle.

After the European title won in July, in Otopeni, the 4x100m free relay won the world gold! David Popovici (17 years old), Alexandru Constantinescu (16), Ştefan Cozma (17) and Patrick Dinu (17) prevailed in the end in 3:18.84, with a lead of almost one and a half seconds over the pursuers, in a race that they dominated from start to finish.

David Popovici, the world and European champion and the holder of the world record at 100m (46.86), impressed.. He did not take care of himself on the first shift and swam the first 100m in 47.07, giving a lead of 2.68 seconds to his colleagues.

One that decreased before the last exchange to 0.81. However, Patrick Dinu did not give in to the pressure and brought the first gold medal for Romania at the Junior World Championships in Peru. The podium was completed by France and Lithuania.

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