Maxime GROUSSET competed in the 100 meter freestyle category and analia pigrated in that of 50 meters back.
Romanian David Popovici won his second world title Wednesday, June 22, winning during the 100 meter freestyle, just in front of the French Maxime Grousset.
Popovici, only 17, had already been crowned during the 200 -meter freestyle on Monday. With a time of 47 seconds 58 hundredths, he is ahead of a Groset, 23 years old (47 ’64 “), in the absence of the superstar of world swimming, the American Caeleb Dressel, who declared forfeit for the Rest of the competition after having withdrawn before the semi-finals of the Reine distance.
At the microphone of France 4, Maxime Grousset, said he was “really happy (…) to have represented France as well. During the race, I felt that we were really on the same line, I felt that I was going to finish in the three, maybe even beat Popovici, but it was not played for nothing. “
analia pigrated won bronze
During the 50 meters back, the French Analia Pigrated, for its part, won bronze, with a time of 27 seconds and 40 hundredths. She was preceded by the Canadian Kylie Masse (27’31 “), already the best time in the semi-finals, and the American Katharine Berkoff (27’39”).
This is the sixth medal for Canada in these world championships, the second in gold. The first had been gleaned a few minutes earlier by Summer McIntosh in the 200 -meter butterfly final. Kylie Masse had been crowned Vice-Olympic Champion at 100 meters and 200 meters in Tokyo last summer.