David Popovici donated his gold medal from the World Cup

The Romanian swimmer David Popovici donated his gold medal won in the 200m freestyle event at last year’s World Championships in Budapest, it will be transformed into golden ribbons and given to children with cancer as part of a charity action, reads a statement sent to AGERPRES.

The donated medal was melted down and is in the process of taking the form of over 100 golden bows, a symbol of the fight against childhood cancer.

The double world champion said that all children with cancer need help.

Last year, Romanian swimmer David Popovici won two gold medals at the World Swimming Championships in Budapest, in the 100 and 200 m freestyle events. Popovici is the second swimmer of all time who manages to win gold in these two events at the same edition of the World Championships, after the American Jim Montgomery, who triumphed in 1973, in Belgrade.

Radu Galbur

Radu Galbur


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