The Romanian wonder David Popovici breaks the world record in the 100 m Freestyle Men. The event happens at the European Aquatics Championship 2022 in Rome.
The new world record in 100 Freestyle Men is 46:86. This is what makes David Popovici the fastest swimmer on the planet. The 17-year-old sliced 0.05secs off the previous standard of 46.91 set by Cesar Cielo in the very same Foro Italico at the 2009 World Championships at the height of the suit era.
After winning the World Swimming Championships, David Popovici became the European champion at just 17 and the new world record holder in 100 m freestyle men.
This year, David Popovici performed exceptionally well in the World Championships in Budapest, where he won the gold medal in the 100 M Freestyle and the 200 M Freestyle. As he is still a junior, he also won the European U-23 Championships.
In the same event, Hungary’s Kristof Milak was second on Saturday, with Italy’s Alessandro Miressi third.
Popovici will also compete in Rome in the 200m freestyle, 400m freestyle and 4x100m freestyle relay.