Alexander Popov

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Aleksandr Vladimirovich Popov (Russian: Алекса́ндр Влади́мирович Попо́в, born 16 November 1971), better known as Alexander Popov, is a former Russian 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander Popov has received more than 28,771 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Alexander Popov is the 21st most popular swimmer (down from 19th in 2019), the 1,490th most popular biography from Russia (down from 1,194th in 2019) and the most popular Russian Swimmer.

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Among swimmers, Alexander Popov ranks 21 out of 392Before him are Kornelia Ender, Ian Thorpe, Charles Daniels, Marie Braun, Yoshiyuki Tsuruta, and Galina Prozumenshchikova. After him are Greta Andersen, George Hodgson, George Kojac, Ferenc Csik, Clarke Scholes, and Shigeo Arai.

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Among people born in 1971, Alexander Popov ranks 148Before him are Corey Haim, Mary J. Blige, Jim Root, Josh Lucas, Song Il-gook, and Candice Night. After him are Noah Hathaway, Renee O'Connor, Sarah Kane, Peter Madsen, Christian Fittipaldi, and Rick Yune.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Alexander Popov ranks 1,490 out of 2,688Before him are Hank Mann (1888), Mikhail Yefremov (1963), Irina Arkhipova (1925), Alexei Fedchenko (1844), Vadim Krasnoselsky (1970), and Anatoli Maslyonkin (1930). After him are Dima Bilan (1981), Aleksei Balabanov (1959), Johann Friedrich Adam (1780), Mikhail Zharov (1899), Pyotr Anjou (1796), and Eduard Wiiralt (1898).

Among SWIMMERS In Russia

Among swimmers born in Russia, Alexander Popov ranks 1After him are Vladimir Salnikov (1960), Yuliya Yefimova (1992), Denis Pankratov (1974), Natalia Ishchenko (1986), Svetlana Romashina (1989), Anastasia Davydova (1983), Igor Polyansky (1967), Anastasiya Yermakova (1983), Vladimir Morozov (1992), Arkady Vyatchanin (1984), and Svetlana Kolesnichenko (1993).