CE short course swimming: David Popovici and Patrick Dinu, in the semi-finals of the 100 m freestyle

David Popovici and Patrick-Sebastian Dinu qualified on Saturday in the semifinals of the 100 m freestyle event of the European Short Course Swimming Championship, a competition that takes place in Otopeni.

David PopovichPhoto: Cris BOURONCLE / AFP / Profimedia

Popovici swam in the fourth qualifying round, alongside Patrick-Sebastian Dinu and George-Alexandru Stoica-Constantin.

David finished in first position (46.70) and was followed by Hungarian Nandor Nemeth (46.88). Dinu finished in 5th place (47.36 – qualified for the semi-finals), and Stoica-Constantin ranked 6th (48.97).

Only the Italian Alessandro Miressi achieved a better time than David Popovici in the heats: 46.49.

The semi-finals of the 100 m free will take place on Saturday, from 19:31. Also this evening, Popovici will take the start in the final of the 200 m freestyle event (from 18:06).

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