At the European Swimming Championship in Rome, David Popovici won the gold medal in the 200 m freestyle while breaking the junior world record. The 17-year-old phenomenon showed that he could accomplish anything on August 15. He is currently the third-fastest swimmer in history in the 200-meter distance, after Paul Biedermann of Germany (1:42.00) and Michael Phelps of the United States (1:42.96).
David Popovici set a new world record at the European Swimming Championship in Rome (1:42.97). Nearly two seconds after the Romanian, Antonio Djakovic of Switzerland finished in second place (1:45.60), while Felix Auboeck of Austria was on the third step of the podium (1:45.89).
According to Valahia News, Popovici broke the 100 m Freestyle Men world record (46:86). The event occurred the day before the Rome 2022 European Aquatics Championship.
David Popovici has also won two world championships this year in Budapest in addition to nine medals (seven gold) at the junior EC in 2021 and 2022, a continental gold in 2021, and a gold in the short course (100m freestyle and 200m freestyle).
Currently, he withdrew from the European Swimming Championships 400 meters freestyle final due to his busy schedule for the upcoming competitions. David Popovici, who has become a worldwide sensation in the swimming performance chapter, is one of the most admired athletes right now. The physical effort put out after the prior competition speaks for itself, even though many would have liked to see him compete in the 400-meter final.