Romanian swimmer Robert Glinda finished 4th in the final of the 50-meter backstroke at the World Swimming Championships in Budapest. Initially, Glință finished the race on the 5th place, but Justin Ress, the winner of the race, was disqualified, so that all the competitors climbed a place. Robert finished with a time of 24 sec 57/100.
Glință had qualified, on Friday, in the final of the 50 m backstroke, with the sixth time in the semifinals, 24 sec 54/100.
Also on Friday, Glinţ (25 years old), legitimated at CS Dinamo, had obtained the seventh time in the series, 24 sec 79/100.
The best time in the semifinals was achieved by the American Justin Ress, 24 sec 14/100, gold medalist in Budapest with the 4×100 m freestyle relay of the USA.
Robert Glinţ took 8th place in the 100 m backstroke final.
Romania has two gold medals won at the World Championships in Budapest, both by the young David Popovici, in the 100 m freestyle and 200 m freestyle, respectively.
Editor: Liviu Cojan