WC Swimming: Vlad Stancu failed to qualify in the final of the 800 m freestyle event

Vlad Stancu missed the qualification in the final of the 800-meter freestyle at the World Swimming Championships in Doha, our athlete being recorded with the 31st time of the series.

Vlad StancuPhoto: KEMPINAIRE Stéphane / AFP / Profimedia

Vlad Stancu, 31st in the series of the 800 m freestyle

Stancu finished last in the fourth heat, with a time of 8:06.50.

The student of trainer Iulia Becheru was the 31st and in the 400 m freestyle.

At the World Championships in Doha, Vlad will also swim in the 1,500 m freestyle.

WC Swimming, the athletes qualified in the final of the 800 m freestyle event:

1. Luca De Tullio (Italy) 7:46.52

2. Daniel Wiffen (Ireland) +00.38

3. Sven Schwarz (Germany) +00.43

4. Victor Johansson (Sweden) +00.52

5. Kristof Rasovszky (Hungary) +00.67

6. Mykhailo Romanchuk (Ukraine) +00.68

7. Gregorio Paltrinieri (Italy) +00.86

8. Elijah Winnington (Australia) +01.07


31. Vlad Stancu (Romania) +19.98.

The program of athletes from Romania at the WC Swimming in Doha (events)

Romania has five representatives in the swimming events of the WC Swimming in Doha: Vlad Stancu, Denis Popescu, Andrei Anghel, Robert Badea and Patrick Dinu.

In October 2023, coach Adrian Rădulescu announced that David Popovici will not participate in the Doha World Cup. The swimmer’s main goal is to attend the Olympic Games in Paris.

  • Wednesday, February 14: Patrick Dinu – 100m freestyle (8:45am) and Robert Badea – 200m medley (9:16am)
  • Thursday, February 15: Denis Popescu – 200 m backstroke (8:56 a.m.)
  • Saturday, February 17: Andrei Anghel – 50 m backstroke (8:57 a.m.) and Vlad Stancu – 1,500 m freestyle (9:35 a.m.)
  • Sunday, February 18: Robert Badea – 400m medley (8:32am).
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