David Popovici won the 100m freestyle final at the National Short Course Swimming Championships

Article by Roxana Fleșeru, Cătălin Stroia – Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2022 at 7:02 p.m. / Updated on Thursday, November 10, 2022 at 7:17 p.m.

David Popovici (18) won the 100 meter freestyle at the National Short Course Swimming Championships with a time of 46.62 seconds.

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UPDATE 19:09 – David Popovici wins final and sets national record

David Popovici (CS Dinamo Bucharest) won the C final of the 100m freestyle of the National Short Course Swimming Championship, in 46.62 seconds, a national record in this category!

2nd place was occupied by Andrei Andrei Ungur (CSM Brașov), 48.42 seconds, and the podium was completed by Patrick Sebastian Dinu (CS Farul Constanța), 48.62 seconds.

44.84 secondsis the 100m short course world record, held by Australian Kyle Chalmers

19:05 – Vlad Ștefan Mihalache wins the B final of the 100 meters freestyle

With a time of 49.40 seconds, Vlad Ștefan Mihalache (ACS Aqua Sport Citius Bucharest) won the B final. The podium was completed by Alexandru Constantinescu (CS Olimpia Bucharest), 50.19 seconds, and Ștefan Cozma (SCM Bacău ), 50.53 seconds.

David Popovici won the 100m freestyle final at the National Short Course Swimming Championships

7:00 p.m. – Results of the 100m freestyle final C

The C final, for the 15-16 age category, was won by Rareș Mihai Oanță, from CS Olimpia Bucharest, with a time of 52.71 seconds. The 2nd, Andrei Theodor Proca (CSM Pitesti), with 53.09 seconds, and the 3rd Andrei Cseh (PS Baia Mare High School), 53.15 seconds.

David Popovici won the 100m freestyle final at the National Short Course Swimming Championships

UPDATE » David Popovici qualified for the 100m freestyle final

In front of around 200 spectators, at the Otopeni swimming pool, David Popovici won the 100 meter freestyle.

David Popovici (photo: Cristi Preda/GSP)

The atmosphere in Otopeni was calm before Popovici entered the arena. With David’s appearance, the crowd cheered and the champion was cheered on by the crowd. Before the start of the series, he chatted with several participants.

Ranking of the men’s 100m freestyle series

  1. David Popovic – 48.43
  2. Stefan Cozma – 50.49
  3. MA Simion – 51.53
  4. Andrei Enache – 52.18
  5. Rareş Hriscu – 52.26
  6. SA Vasilescu – 52.72
  7. IR Mistireano – 53.42
  8. MC Bugnar – 53.84

Robert Glința did not compete in the 200m backstroke

Today the 200 meters backstroke also took place, in which Robert Glința was registered, but did not participate. The reason is not yet known.

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The double world and European senior champion is testing this weekend at the national championships in short course, he will participate in the world championships in Australia in December.

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After a summer full of competitions and medals, David Popovici had a month off and in October he resumed training with Adrian Rădulescu. The first competition the 18-year-old swimmer will take part in will be in Romania at the Otopeni pool, where the Olympic pool CE juniors took place and where David won four gold medals and one silver.

13 medalsconquered David Popovici last summer, in the junior and senior competitions in which he participated, eleven gold and two silver

“What happened this summer in Otopeni was an extraordinary thing, we still feel the vibration of this competition in the pool, now it will be a spectacle again,” said Camelia Potec, head of FR Swimming and Modern Pentathlon, in a press release. .

David Popovici entered five events: 100m, 200m freestyle (Thursday and Friday), 100m medley (Saturday), 100m butterfly (Sunday) and 400m freestyle (Sunday).

Different prices for heats and finals

Robert Glința also returns to competition, after skipping the European Championships in Rome. The 25-year-old swimmer is entered in the 50, 100, 200m backstroke, 50m freestyle and 100m medley events. Bianca Costea, as well as Vlad Stancu, swimmers who won world and European junior medals this summer, will also participate in the CN of Otopeni.

The competition takes place in two sessions, the morning session, which starts at 9:00 am, at the time of the eliminations, and the evening session, at the time of the finals.

Spectator access is based on tickets, the price of which is 5 lei for children up to 14 years old and 10 lei for over 14s and adults in the first part of the day and 10 lei for the first category, respectively 25 for the second in the evening session.

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