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Russian swimmer Yulia Yefimova wins Olympic silver in women’s 200m breaststroke

August 12, 5:41 UTC+3
Yefimova finished the distance in 2:21.97
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RIO DE JANEIRO, August 12. /TASS/. Russian swimmer Yulia Yefimova has won silver in women’s 200m breaststroke at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Yefimova finished the distance in 2:21.97 surpassed by Japanese swimmer Rie Kaneto (2:20.30). China’s Shi Jinglin won bronze (2:22.28).

This is the 18th medal for the Russian national team at the Rio Olympics. Russian athletes already won 4 gold, 8 silvers and 6 bronze medals.

Yefimova also won silver in women’s 100m breaststroke at the Rio Olympics. She is the 2012 Olympics bronze medalist, four-time world champion, three-time European champion. Yefimova also won European Short Course Swimming Championships three times.

Earlier this year, Yuliya Yefimova was denied entry to the Rio Olympics for violating doping rules back in 2013, for which she served a term of disciplinary punishment. On August 4, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne satisfied her lawsuit against FINA (International Swimming Federation) and the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC). 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.

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