David Popovici achieved a new important performance, managing to impose himself in the 200 meters freestyle event of the World Junior Championships.
In Lima, Peru, the 17-year-old swimmer went as the big favorite in the final where he is the world champion and he did not disappoint this time either.
With a time of 1:46.18, the Romanian overtook his opponents without problems.
Phenomenal success! “Torpila” David Popovici won the gold medal at the Junior World Championships in Peru! The prodigy of Romanian swimming makes us happy again
Before winning another gold medal, David Popovici managed to qualify without emotions in the final. With a time of 1:49:30, he won the series, having the best result.
In the last act, the Romanian left like a cannon and finished the four pool lengths first, with a time of 1:46.18.
This is the second gold medal that the Romanian wins at the Junior World Championships in Lima, after the one won with Romania’s 4×100 meters freestyle relaywhich also included Alexandru Constantinescu, Ștefan Cozma and Patrick Sebastian Dinu.
The team sent by Romania to Lima: David Popovici (100 m free, 200 m free), Vlad Stancu (400 m free, 800 m free, 1,500 m free), Bianca Costea (50 m free, 100 m free), Patrick -Sebastian Dinu (50 m freestyle, 100 m freestyle), Rebecca-Aimeee Diaconescu (50 m backstroke, 100 m backstroke, 100 m freestyle, 200 m freestyle), Aissia-Claudia Prisecariu (50 m backstroke, 100 m backstroke, 200 m back), Ștefan Cozma (200 m free, 200 m butterfly), Alexandru Constantinescu (50 m back, 200 m back), Andra Denisa Gorecki (100 m butterfly, 200 m butterfly).
Source: Prosport by www.prosport.ro.
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