Rio 2016: Yulia books her berth to 200 metre final, King fails
Rio de Janeiro: Controversial Russian swimmer Yulia Efimavo on Thursday finished sixth to book her place in the final of women’s 200 metre breaststroke event at the ongoing Rio Olympics.
Her win comes day after Lilly King apologised to the former for not congratulating her after she bagged the gold in 100 metre event.
Lilly King finished 12th and failed to make it to the finals of 200 m breaststroke event.
Australia’s Taylor McKeown was the fastest qualifier, followed by Japan’s Rie Kaneto and Britain’s Molly Renshaw.
Efimova, the bronze medallist in the event in London 2012, had faced two doping suspension in the recent past.
She was initially excluded from the Rio Games but succeeded in a last-minute appeal to be allowed to compete.
What Lilly said after Yulia qualified:
“You can compete clean and still come out on top with all the work you put in. I wish her all the best,” said Lilly.