The handsome and hunk Alexander Popov is considered as one of the greatest sprint freestyle swimmers of all time, and the one and only swimmer in the history, male or female to win four individual Olympic gold medals in freestyle events. Currently, he retired from his professional game and career. He is from Russia. He was born on November 16, 1971; Lesnoy, Russia was his birthplace. He is a Russian by his nationality and his ethnicity belongs to a white. His astrological sign is Scorpio. His parents must be proud of his son achievements. He was born to Valentina Popova and Vladimir Popov.
At his early age he was afraid of water. However, he was motivated by his parents. He started as a backstroke but later switched to freestyle when he moved to Gennadi Touretski’s squad in 1990 on the initiative by the Head Coach of the Russia National team Glep Petrov. Later, he moved to Australia from Russia along with his coach Glep Petrov. At the starting of 1992 Barcelona Olympics, nobody knows that he is going to create a history as a swimmer in the Olympic Games. He manages to win the men’s 50 m and 100 m freestyle at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992 and again he excelled in 1996 Olympics at Atlanta. He bagged 4 gold and 5 silver at his Olympic career. He also succeeds in the World Championships (LC), World Championships (SC), and European Championships (LC). Apart from his playing career, he was also elected a full member of the Intl. Olympic Committee in December 1999.He was also awarded the 1996 Russian Medal of Honors for contribution to sport.
He is joyful and cheerful. He has a pleasant smile. He has a beautiful spouse in his life. She is Darya Shmeleva. She is also a popular former swimmer. The lovely couple celebrated their married in 1997. It is about 19 years of their wedding and their relationship is going as smooth as silk. Prior, celebrating their marriage, they also involved in a loving affair. They had spent some wonderful moments with each other. They also went for a holiday. Currently, they together have three children. He is very happy in his personal life; He loves his family more than his life. However, he is busy in his professional career but he has maintained a perfect balance between personal life and professional life. He is also a friend of legendary wrestler Aleksandr Karelin. He has never been part of any controversy.
He is popular among his fans. His fans followed him on Twitter. He has maintained a great physique. He has an amazing height of 6 feet and 6 inches. His body weight is 192 lbs. He looks damn hot when he appears shirtless. His salary is mind-blowing. One cannot exactly figure about his net worth. A lot more info about his life and bio can be viewed on Wiki.