June 10, 2023
David Popovici Leads Vlad Stancu in Men's 400 Freestyle at Romanian National Championships


Romanian swimmer David Popovici He continued on his solution to victory by swimming 3:51.18 within the males’s 400 freestyle on the Romanian Nationwide Championship on Friday.

That is the most effective barometer we have gotten on the place he’s for this week’s competitors, as it is the closest he is come to a main occasion to this point this week – the 100 and 200 free specials are but to return over the weekend.

Popovici received the race by 1.3 seconds. Vlad StancuAn 18-year-old boy who received 400 (silver), 800 (bronze) and 1500 (bronze) freestyle medals on the World Junior Championships in Lima final summer time. He was additionally the 2022 European Junior Champion in 1500 freestyle and is arguably Romania’s 2nd greatest energetic swimmer after Popovici.

Popovici had 400 free swims (preliminary qualifiers solely) on the European Championships in August, however was injured by drawing the ultimate to start preparations for the World Junior Championships. This occasion was on the final day of the identical match the place he broke 100 free World Data.

After Friday’s 400 freestyle races, Popoovici stated he is concerned with distant freestyle occasions.

“I wish to attempt the 800 meters and 1,500 meters sooner or later,” he informed TVR in an interview. “I do not suppose it is time to specialize but. I must make a regular for (Olympics) by March 2024, however I am in no hurry. We’ll come to the place we must be when vital.”

Early within the sport, Popovici received 50 free (22.62), 100 backs (54.74) and 50 golf equipment (23.74). That point at 50 fly is a brand new Romanian Document on the occasion. Additionally, the 2nd positioned Dinamo Bucurest shared a rating of 47.55 within the 400 free relay, which completed at 3:24.08. CSM Constanta took 2nd place due to a 49-second break from the youth Patrick Sebastian Dinu And George Alexandru Stoica.

Whereas most swimmers have been most within the combat between Popovici and Stancu within the 400 free finals, there was a stir within the constructing. theodora stoicaIt turned out that the daughter of the coach of Romania’s most well-known soccer membership FCSB additionally supported. Andrew Enache ending fifth within the remaining. The 2 are members of Romania’s nationwide ice swimming group, the place Enache received 250 silver medals within the freestyle on the championships in January.

Later within the day, Stancu received the 200 fly in 2:01.03, simply 0.06 seconds behind the Romanian U18 Document on the occasion.

A senior Nationwide Document fell on Friday. Henrietta FangliThe 22-year-old Clubul Sportiv Municipal Targu athlete took the primary place within the girls’s 50 breaststroke with a time of 32.35. That just about precisely smashes the previous document of 32.44 ten years in the past. Ioana Popa On the 2013 Romanian Championship.

Nevertheless, this document might not final lengthy as there are a lot of younger skills on this subject. Alexandra Maticiuc (b. 2004) swam 33.15, Brigitta Vass (d. 2007) swam 33.40 and Alecsia Maria Tenciu (d. 2009) swam 33.56, lacking the Romanian Age Document for 14-year-olds.

The Romanian Age Document for males’s 50 breaststrokes additionally fell. Alexandru Cucu He broke the U17 document by swimming 28.76 after which set it within the preliminary rounds at 29.03.

The occasion was received by Emil Dancanet at 28.48.

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