Romanian swimmer Popovici named Best Balkan Athlete of 2022December 28, 2022 GMT
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Romanian swimmer David Popovici has been named Best Balkan Athlete of the year, according to the Bulgarian News Agency (BTA) annual poll results released Wednesday.
The 18-year-old Popovici won the men’s 100 and 200 freestyle world and European titles in 2022 and set a new 100 freestyle world record.
Romanian teen swimmer Popovici breaks 2009 mark in 100 freeAugust 13, 2022 GMT
ROME (AP) — Seventeen-year-old David Popovici of Romania became the youngest swimmer to break the world swimming record in the men's 100-meter freestyle Saturday, beating the mark set more than 13 years ago in the same pool.
Gold for teenage stars McIntosh, Popovici at swimming worldsJune 22, 2022 GMT
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The kids are all right.
Canadian teenager Summer McIntosh won the women’s 200-meter butterfly for her first title at the world swimming championships on Wednesday before 17-year-old Romanian David Popovici claimed his second.
Defending champ Dressel drops out of 100 freestyle at worldsJune 21, 2022 GMT
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Two-time world champion Caeleb Dressel is not defending his title in the men’s 100 freestyle at the swimming world championships after withdrawing before the semifinals.
Dressel was included in the initial start list for Tuesday’s semifinals in Budapest, but was not in an updated version with reserve Hwang Sun-woo of South Korea taking his place.
Dressel qualifies 2nd-quickest in 100 free at Tokyo GamesJuly 27, 2021 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — U.S. swimmer Caeleb Dressel opened his individual Olympic program as the second-fastest qualifier in the 100-meter freestyle.
Thomas Ceccon of Italy led the way in 47.71 seconds on Tuesday night at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre.