Alexander Popov

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Birthday
16, 1971
Birthplace
Russia
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
16, 1971 (age 46)
Birthplace
Russia

About

Russian Olympian who became regarded as one of the greatest sprint freestyle swimmers in history after winning two gold medals at the 1992 Barcelona games.

Before Fame

He started swimming at the age of eight.

Trivia

He was afraid of swimming when he first began training.

Family Life

He married fellow Olympic swimmer Darya Shmeleva in 1997.

Associated With

He became the first person since Johnny Weissmuller to repeat gold-medal victories in two successive Olympics, first in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and then in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.