May 31, 2023
World Record Holder David Popovici Wins 50 Free, 100 Opened Romanian Citizens


David popoviciThe 18-year-old opened the 2023 Romanian Nationwide Championship with a 50-point win on Wednesday. The match is the primary home lengthy course nationwide championship since setting 100 Freestyle World Information on the European Championships final summer time.

He scored 22.62 in 50 free kicks, about half a second behind his finest 22.16 on the European Junior Championships held in the identical pool at Otopeni final summer time. His finest time within the Romanian home match was 22.60 on the June 2021 Romanian Championships.

In a post-race interview, Popovici mentioned he tried a brand new approach within the race and though he was pleased with the outcome, he did not just like the approach a lot.

“I attempted one thing new, swimming with open arms. I actually don’t love that,” mentioned Popovici. Happy to fulfill you. I benefit from the truth that this isn’t a really excessive stakes competitors. Sure, I’m actually blissful.”

He additionally regained the 100 on Wednesday, touching 54.74 in a stroke he did not swim that always. That is his finest time by virtually two seconds, his earlier finest time in 2019 (at simply 14 years outdated). Denis Laurean He positioned 2nd in that race at 55.05. The 100-back nationwide file holder, Robert Glinta, retired earlier this yr.

Popovici enters 50 golf equipment, 100 golf equipment, 100 free and 400 free for the remainder of the match, no 200 free entries: an occasion the place he’s the defending World Champion.

George-Alexandru Stoica-Constantin‘Popovici’, probably the greatest energetic Romanian swimmers, completed 2nd in 50 freestyles with 22.96. If Romania qualifies for the 400 free relay for the Olympic Video games, it is going to be an essential pillar of the trouble.

530 athletes (234 girls, 296 males) are registered for the competitors.

1. Different Highlights of the Day

  • 14 years outdated Daria Mariuca Sillisteanu gained the ladies’s 100 in 1:01.43, setting the brand new Romanian Nationwide Report for each the U-14 and U-15. The remainder of the age information (below 16 to open file) are 1:00.21 of Diana Mocanu, who swam on the 2000 Olympics when she was solely 16 and by no means managed to enhance it.

All Day 1 Prime 3:


200m IM

1. Ana Maria Sibisheanu (CSA Steaua Bucharest) 2:18.39
2. Brigitta Vass (CSM Constanta) 2:19.07
3. Maria Claudia Gadea (CSA Steaua) 2:21.69

50m freestyle

1. Rebecca Aimee Diaconescu (CSM Constanta) 25.96
2. Daria Măriuca Silişteanu (CS Dinamo Bucharest) 26.03
3. (TIE) Anastasia Maria Bako (CSA Steaua) 26.39/Maysa Raţiu (CSA Steaua) 26.39

100m backstroke
1. Daria Măriuca Silişteanu (CS Dynamo) 1:01.43
2. Aissia Claudia Prisecariu (CS Dynamo) 1:01.95
3. Sara Flavia Strîmb (CSU Pitest) 1:04.47

800m freestyle
1. Diana Gabriela Stiger (CSA Steaua) 8:57.75
2. Briana Păun (CSM Ploiesti) 8:59.79
3. Anastasia Maria Bako (CSA Steaua) 9:01.34


200m IM
1. Mihai Gergely (CSM Constanta) 2:02.51
2. Cristian Lăpădat (CS Dynamo) 2:05.81
3. Daniel Alexandru Nicusan (CSM Târgu Mureş) 2:06.46

50m freestyle
one. David Popovici (S. Dynamo) 22.62
2. Constantin George Alexandru Stoica (CSM Constanta) 22.96
3. Patrick Sebastian Dinu (CSM Constanta) 23.31

100m backstroke
one. David Popovici (S. Dynamo) 54.74
2. Denis Laurean Popescu (CS Olimpia Bucharest) 55.05
3. Robert Andrei Badea (CSA Steaua) 56.89

800m freestyle
1. Vlad Ştefan Stancu (CSA Steaua) 7:58.38
2. Nandor Nagy (CSH Hunedoara) 8:20.32
3. Andrei Theodor Proca (CSM Pitesti) 8:21.70

Combined 400 Free Relays
1. CSM Constanta (Constantin George Alexandru Stoica, Patrick Sebastian Dinu, Eva Maria Paraschiv, Rebecca Aimee Diaconescu) 3:34.69
2. CS Olimpia Bucharest (Alexandru Constantinescu, Rareş Mihai Oanţă, Alexandra Rădulescu, Irina Ana Preda) 3:44.28
3. CS Dynamo (David Ionuţ Zarojanu, Francesco Raduna, Anna Lisa Zaharia, Simona Maria Predescu) 3:47.94

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