David Popovici, after successful the second world title: “I hope I made you all proud”

David Popovici declared, on Wednesday, on TVR 1, after successful the gold medal within the 100 m freestyle, his second title on the World Swimming Championships in Budapest, that he hopes to make all Romanians happy with his performances .

“I’m glad that it’s over and that I’ve managed to complete this competitors in fashion. What I can say is that I’m glad that the world watched me and that ultimately it managed to be broadcast on TV and on this event tens of millions of Romanians managed to observe, I hope to not exaggerate, and to assist me. I hope I made you all proud. I hope you loved it as a lot as I did. A full summer time is coming, a busy aggressive season, however one I can not await. What follows within the very close to future is a little bit of a break and a little bit of time to mirror on what simply occurred “, mentioned the respectable athlete at CS Dinamo, in accordance with Agerpres.

He added that he was not specifically ready for this version of the World Championships.

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“This was not a contest for which I ready terribly exhausting. That makes me much more optimistic about what would possibly occur within the close to future. However I’d be mendacity if I mentioned that I used to be not in a superb aggressive form. I used to be, however I did not know. And I believe it is a good factor I can nonetheless be stunned. I am a fast-paced child, an abnormal man who can do nice issues and encourage folks. Together with the extraordinary folks behind him. Swimming is a really wholesome sport, and soccer is, in fact. I assist any sport, any youngster and guardian. Sport is the very best ambassador. And an informed inhabitants from this perspective is a wholesome inhabitants and able to face issues in different areas as nicely. I believe my uncle referred to as me ‘Romanian missile’, he additionally commented on the posts (no – on social networks). I prefer to be referred to as that if it manages to encourage the world, “Popovici mentioned.

Romanian swimmer David Popovici gained the gold medal within the 100 m freestyle on Wednesday on the World Swimming Championships in Budapest, with a time of 47 sec 58/100.

Popovici (17 years outdated) was adopted within the ultimate by the Frenchman Maxime Grousset, 47 sec 64/100, and the Canadian Joshua Liendo Edwards, 47 sec 71/100.

David Popovici had the very best time each within the sequence (47 sec 60/100) and within the semifinals, setting a brand new world document for juniors (47 sec 13/100). It must be famous that within the semifinals he was sooner than within the ultimate.

The proficient Romanian sportsman wrote a brand new web page of historical past in Romanian swimming on Wednesday, after successful the gold medal and within the 200 m freestyle, on Monday night time, with a time of 1 min 43 sec 21/100, a brand new world document for juniors , after bettering it, on Sunday, within the semifinals (1 min 44 sec 40/100).

David Popovici (CS Dinamo), debutant on the World Senior Championships, introduced the primary two world titles within the Olympic pool for the Romanian males’s swimming. Romania has two extra gold medals, gained by Tamara Costache (50 m freestyle, 1986) and Diana Mocanu (200 m backstroke, 2001). Romania’s document on the World Cup is now 4 gold medals, one silver and 6 bronze.

Editor: Liviu Cojan

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