Rome ● Mon, August 15 2022
As David Popovici has accelerated past his older rivals in the pool this summer, it seemed inevitable that the skinny 17-year-old would threaten world records.
The only surprise when he broke the 100-meter freestyle mark in Rome on Saturday was that he got so quick so fast.
On Friday, the Romanian became only the fourth man in history to swim under 47 seconds, setting a European record of 46.98 seconds to win his semifinal at the European Championships in Rome.
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