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RIO DE JANEIRO, August 9. /TASS/. Russian swimmer Yuliya Yefimova on Monday won silver in women's 100 breaststroke. Her result in the final was 1.05.50 minutes.
Two U.S. swimmers, Lilly King and Katy Meili finished first and third respectively, with 1.04.93 minutes (Olympic record) and 1.05.69 minutes.
Yefimova, the winner of bronze at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, a four-time world champion, and a three-time champion of Europe.
For Lilly King, who is 19 years old, the Rio Games have become the first large tournament in her sports career.
Earlier this year, Yuliya Yefimova was denied an entry for the Rio Olympics in connection with an infringement on the anti-doping rules dating back to 2013, for which she had a term of disciplinary punishment.
On August 4, the Court of Arbitration for Sports in Lausanne entertained her lawsuit against FINA (the international swimming federation) and the Russian Olympic Committee.
The International Olympic Committee participated in considering the case as a party concerned.
The results of the court’s scrutiny cleared the road to Rio for Yefimova.
She told Russian reporters later she had ignored an acerbic remark King had addressed to her in a TV interview after the semi-finals.
Upon completing the semi-finals, Yefimova raised her forefinger thus signalling ‘No. 1’.
"You wave your finger ‘No1’ and you’ve been caught drug cheating … I’m not a fan," King told the NBC.
"King’s escapade against me didn’t affect me in any way," Yefimova said.
For Russia, her medal became the tenth one at the Rio Games. Now the Russian athletes have two golds, five silvers and three bronzes.