Alexander Popov

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Alexander Popov

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 25,930 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 19th most popular swimmer.

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Among swimmers, Alexander Popov ranks 19 out of 308Before him are Hideko Maehata, Roland Matthes, Marie Braun, István Bárány, Ferenc Csik, and Ann Curtis. After him are Kornelia Ender, George Hodgson, Tetsuo Okamoto, Albina Osipowich, Frederick Lane, and Ian Thorpe.

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Among people born in 1971, Alexander Popov ranks 99Before him are Jon Hamm, Max Biaggi, John Boyne, Mustapha Hadji, Matthew Vaughn, and Jyrki Katainen. After him are J. Y. Park, Serginho, Faryd Mondragón, Paulina Rubio, Henry Thomas, and Stella McCartney.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Alexander Popov ranks 1,194 out of 2,050Before him are Kirsan Ilyumzhinov (1962), Yevgeny Morgunov (1927), Apollon Maykov (1821), Valentin Lebedev (1942), Oleg Deripaska (1968), and Mstislav Dobuzhinsky (1875). After him are Viktoria Mullova (1959), Gennady Padalka (1958), Vasily Solovyov-Sedoi (1907), Alexander Serafimovich (1863), Julia Volkova (1985), and Alexander Brullov (1798).

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), Arkady Vyatchanin (1984), Anastasiya Yermakova (1983), Vladimir Morozov (1992), Evgeny Rylov (null), and Yevgeny Korotyshkin (1983).

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