Nikol Popov Downs 15-16 100 Breast National Age Group Record (Race Video)

Photo Courtesy: Griffin Scott

Nikol Popov of Valencia, 15, downed the 15-16 U.S. National Age Group record in the 100-yard breast during the CIF Southern Section Division 1 Championships.

Popov clocked a time of 59.64, lowering the previous mark of 59.67 set by Lilly King in 2013.

Comparative Splits:

Popov: 28.04, 59.64 (31.60)
King: 27.69, 59.67 (31.98)

Popov smashed her previous lifetime best of 1:00.23 from prelims, and came up just short of Jessica Hardy’s Division 1 record of 59.20 from 2005.

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Bill Bell
8 years ago

Like father like daughter.

Her dad’s the Russuan Rocket and quadruple Olympic gold-medalist Alex!

Just kidding.