Popovici had eased into the final earlier with a new European record of 46.98 seconds but today the 17-year-old Romanian double world champion swam 46.86sec.
The young swimmer from Türkiye's Aegean city of Bodrum crossed the Channel in 16 hours and 28 minutes.
Titmus was under world record pace for the entire race, turning at the halfway mark in 1:56.99 before bringing it home to huge cheers from the crowd.
Ozturk wins his third Paralympic medal and swimmer Sevilay Ozturk bags bronze for Team Turkey at Tokyo 2020.
Katie Ledecky of the US wins gold medal in the women's 800m freestyle at Tokyo Olympics and Caeleb Dressel adds a world record to his growing medal haul.
Awarded by the Foundation for Environmental Education, the Blue Flag certification endorses beaches around the world for meeting high standards. Turkey has 486 such beaches, ready for the summer season.
Debra Grodensky, Suzette Moran and Tracy Palmero, along with three other women, filed three lawsuits this month against the national governing body, its local associations and three now-banned coaches.
Shayna Jack's A and B doping samples test positive for Ligandrol, a banned substance which the 20-year-old Australian swimmer said can be found in supplements. But it's often a drug that body builders use to increase muscle mass.
Sun Yang's Australian coach Denis Cotterell says the hulking Chinese athlete has been made a scapegoat for grievances other swimmers have against FINA, the sport's governing body.
Rikako Ikee clinches her fifth gold at the Asian Games—her seventh medal in total—to give her team an edge over China in the title count, with one more race to go on the sixth and final day of swimming.
The final day of the Commonwealth Games was marred when Scottish athlete Callum Hawkins was left without medical attention on the marathon course after collapsing in the brutal heat during the last event of the athletics programme.
American athlete Caeleb Dressel has heralded a new era in world swimming with a seven-medal haul at the world championships in Hungary and equalled the great Michael Phelps' feat of seven golds at a single world championships.
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