Vlad Stancu Heads 1500 Free As Romanian Championships Wrap Up

Vlad Stancu
Vlad Stancu: Photo Courtesy: Istvan Derencsenyi

Vlad Stancu Heads 1500 Free As Romanian Championships Wrap Up

Vlad Stancu was among the winners as the Romanian National Championships wrapped up on Sunday in Otopeni.

The 18-year-old posted 15:33.54, more than 33secs outside the national record of 15:00.51 that secured silver behind Turkey’s Kuzey Tuncelli at the 2023 European Junior Championships.

Andrei Theodor Proca trailed by three seconds in 15:36.78 with Nandor Nagy making another trip to the podium in 15:56.39.

Briana Paun was the only woman inside 17mins in the women’s event, winning in 16:56.09.

It brought to an end the five-day meet at the Otopeni Swimming Sports Complex with David Popovici winning four titles in the 50, 100, 200 and 400 free as he went 22/47/1:45/3:47.

Aissia Claudia Prisecariu enjoyed a dominant victory in the women’s 200 back in 2:11.89, albeit outside both the A and B cuts for Paris.

Robert Andrei Badea won the men’s 200 back with the 16-year-old ahead of Alexandru Constantinenscu throughout to touch in 2:00.15 to 2:00.59.

George Ratiu won the men’s 100 fly in 53.31 with Alexandra Bogdaneci taking the women’s title in 1:00.54.


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