World Swimming Championships

Teens Popovici and McIntosh steal limelight with golden victories as Dressel quits

  • Popovici, who had become the first Romanian man to win a world title when he took the 200m free, became the first man to do the 100-200 freestyle double at the world championships since American Jim Montgomery in 1973
  • The evening ended with another of the US team’s veteran stars, Katie Ledecky, carving a place in the record books with the winning women’s 200m relay team, her 21st world championship medal, more than any other woman
By AP ·