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KAZAN, August 4. /TASS/. Russia’s national team maintained its second place in the overall medals standings as Day 11 of the 2015 FINA World Championships wrapped up in the country’s Republic of Tatarstan on Tuesday night.
On Tuesday, Russian swimmer Yuliya Efimova won women’s 100m breaststroke gold with a result of 1 minute and 05.66 seconds. Efimova, a four-time world champion and the winner of 2012 Olympic bronze, was back in sports after a 16-month disqualification over positive doping test in 2013. She admitted to have taken a drug for losing weight that proved to contain prohibited substances. With her disqualification period over on February 28, 2015, Efimova managed to win this gold medal for Russia it has not had since 1978.
Russia’s water polo team was defeated by Japan 9-13 and finally took the 14th place.
With more than a week remaining of the FINA World Championships, hosted by Russia for the first time ever, the Top 10 in the overall medals standings is as follows (as of August 4):
1. China - 25 medals (11 gold, 10 silver, 4 bronze)
2. Russia - 14 medals (9-4-1)
3. The United States - 13 medals (6-4-3)
4. Great Britain - 9 medals (3-1-5)
5. Australia - 7 medals (3-1-3)
6. France - 4 medals (3-1-0)
7. Italy - 9 medals (2-0-7)
8. Brazil - 4 medals (1-2-1)
9. Germany - 5 medals (1-1-3)
10. Hungary - 4 medals (1-1-2)
The 2015 FINA (the International Swimming Federation) World Championships is underway in Kazan, the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, between July 24 and August 9 bringing together some 2,400 athletes from over 190 countries.