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Alexander Popov

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Date of Birth November 16, 1971
Age 51 years, 2 months, 27 days
Place of Birth Russia
Country Russia
Profession Swimmer
Horoscope Scorpio

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Alexander Popov is a famous Swimmer, born on November 16, 1971 in Russia. As of January 9, 2023, Alexander Popov’s net worth is $5 Million. He was afraid of swimming when he first began training.

Parents Valentina Popova, Vladimir Popov
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Spouse Darya Popova
Children(s) Mia Popova, Anton Popov, Vladimir Popov
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Biography

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. Aleksandr Vladimirovich Popov (Russian: Алекса́ндр Влади́мирович Попо́в, born 16 November 1971), better known as Alexander Popov, is a Russian former swimmer. Widely considered the greatest sprint swimmer in history, Popov won gold in the 50-metre and 100 m freestyle at the 1992 Olympics and repeated the feat at the 1996 Olympics, and is the only male in Olympic games history to defend both titles. He held the world record in the 50 m for eight years, and the 100 m for six. In 2003, aged 31, he won 50 m and 100 m gold at the 2003 World Championships..

He married fellow Olympic swimmer Darya Shmeleva in 1997.

Popov began swimming at age 8 at the Children and Youth Sports School of Fakel Sports Complex in Lesnoy, at that time afraid of water. However, his father insisted on him taking swimming lessons in that sports school, and in his own words, he has “been stuck there ever since”. Popov started out as a backstroker but switched to freestyle when he joined Gennadi Touretski’s squad in 1990 on the initiative by the head coach of the USSR National Team Gleb Petrov. He later moved from Russia to Australia to be with his coach.

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Popov won the men’s 50 m and 100 m freestyle in the Barcelona Olympics in 1992, and repeated his victories in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, becoming the first man to do so since Johnny Weissmuller. He presented Touretski with his 1996 Olympic gold medal from the 100 m freestyle. “I have a title and I’m on the paper, but, you know, Gennadi hasn’t gotten anything from Atlanta or from Barcelona,” Popov said. “But I know how much this particular medal means for him, is worth for him.”

Alexander Popov Net Worth

Alexander Popov is one of the richest Swimmer & listed on most popular Swimmer. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Alexander Popov's net worth $5 Million.

Net Worth $5 Million
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Source of Income Swimmer
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House Living in own house.

He started swimming at the age of eight.

Popov won the men’s 50 m and 100 m freestyle in the Barcelona Olympics in 1992, and repeated his victories in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, becoming the first man to do so since Johnny Weissmuller. He presented Touretski with his 1996 Olympic gold medal from the 100 m freestyle. “I have a title and I’m on the paper, but, you know, Gennadi hasn’t gotten anything from Atlanta or from Barcelona,” Popov said. “But I know how much this particular medal means for him, is worth for him.”

In early 1997 he married Darya Shmeleva, a Russian Olympic swimmer whom he had dated since 1995. They have two sons, Vladimir (born 1997) and Anton (b. 2000), and a daughter, Mia (b. 22 December 2010).

One month after the Atlanta Olympics, he was stabbed in the abdomen with a knife during a dispute with three Moscow street vendors. The knife sliced his artery, grazed one of his kidneys and damaged the pleura, the membrane that encases the lungs. He had emergency surgery and spent three months in rehabilitation. At the 1997 European Championships in Seville, Spain, he successfully defended his 50 m and 100 m freestyle titles.

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In June 2003, he confirmed that he was permanently leaving Australia in early 2004 to live in Solothurn, Switzerland. He said the move followed the offer of a business proposition in Switzerland, once he had retired from swimming. He retained Touretski as a long-distance coach.

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Ranked on the list of most popular Swimmer. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in Russia. Alexander Popov celebrates birthday on November 16 of every year.

In 2000, he beat the world record in the 50-metre freestyle in a time of 21.64 at Russia’s Olympic Trials in Moscow. Popov, considered one of the most technically sound swimmers of all time, took just 31 strokes to set the world mark, which would last nearly eight years.

What did Alexander Popov invent?

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Who is Alexander Popoff?

Alexander Stepanovich Popov (sometimes spelled Popoff; Russian: Алекса́ндр Степа́нович Попо́в; March 16 [O.S. March 4] 1859 – January 13 [O.S. December 31, 1905] 1906) was a Russian physicist, who was one of the first persons to invent a radio receiving device.

When did Alexander Popov invent the radio?

But if you ask anyone in Russia who invented radio, they will tell you: Alexander Stepanovich Popov. And they have a good case. On May 7, 1895 (this would be after Lodge but before Tesla and Marconi), Popov demonstrated a radio receiver to the Russian Physical and Chemical Society in St.

Where does Alexander Popov live?

Post swimming He was awarded the 1996 Russian Medal of Honour for contributions to sport. He was also named Russian Athlete of the Year and European Sports Press Union Athlete of the Year in 1996. In June 2003, he confirmed that he was permanently leaving Australia in early 2004 to live in Solothurn, Switzerland.

Who invented the 1st radio?

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In the 2003 Barcelona World Championships, Popov once again made a clean sweep of the men’s 50 m and 100 m freestyle events, citing that Barcelona would always be special to him, for it was there that for him, everything first began.

He announced his participation in the 2004 Athens Olympics. Moreover, he was the Flagbearer of Russia in the opening ceremony. However, being the oldest competitor at the pool, the gold medal eluded him, and he did not even manage to make it into the finals of both the men’s 50 m and 100 m freestyle events.

He announced his retirement from the sport in January 2005.

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