Romania’s Davic Popovici continued his freestyle tear, putting up the 4th fastest performance of all-time in the 200m distance for a new World Junior Record.
Phelps first broke the 400 IM world record in August 2002, and now that he’s hit the 20-year mark, is closing in on the world record reign in recent history.
Tonight’s final of the men’s 50m backstroke at the 2022 European Championships saw two national records bite the dust when all was said and done.
In 2022, 17-year-old Romanian David Popovici has been under the 48-second barrier 11 times so far, tied for the most ever in a calendar year.
Sergio de Celis broke the 100 free national record with a 48.41 opening leg of Spain’s record-setting 4×100 free relay (3:13.73) on Sunday in Rome.
Antonio Djakovic lowered his Swiss record in the 200-meter freestyle semifinals on Sunday as the 19-year-old eyes his first major LCM medal on Monday.
In prelims of the men’s 50 back at European Championships, Björn Seeliger ripped 24.79, establishing new Swedish and Nordic records.
“I turned to the last leg with thoughts like even if I die here, drown, whatever, I’ll push as hard as I ever did,” Benedek Kovacs said of his late surge.
Diogo Matos Ribeiro (right) lowered his Portuguese record in the 100 fly to 51.61, bringing the 17-year-old within a second of Kristof Milak’s WJR.
Luis Dominguez swam 48.98 on Day 2 of the European Championships, setting a new Spanish national record in the men’s 100 freestyle.
In front of a home crowd, Italian distance superstar Gregorio Paltrinieri blasted 7:40.86 in the men’s 800 free, breaking his own Championship Record.
Lorenzo Galossi negative split his way to a 7:43.37, surging to a spot on the podium while taking 2.3 seconds off the previous World Junior Record.
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