Yuliya Yefimova

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Yuliya Yefimova
Julia Efimova in Budapest.jpg
Personal information
Full name Yuliya Andreyevna Yefimova
National team  Russia
Born (1992-04-03) 3 April 1992 (age 23)
Grozny, Chechnya, Russia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Weight 64 kg (141 lb; 10.1 st)[1]
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Breaststroke
Club Volgodonsk Swim Club
Coach David Salo (University of Southern California)

Yuliya Andreyevna Yefimova (Russian: Юлия Андреевна Ефимова), also romanized Efimova, (born 3 April 1992) is a Russian swimmer from Taganrog.[2] Efimova competed for Russia at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2012 London Olympics. In London she won the bronze medal in the 200 metres Breaststroke. Yefimova beat the long course 50 m breaststroke world record at the Barcelona 2013 FINA World Championships, as well as winning the gold medal in the 50 m and 200 m breaststroke races at the same Championships. She currently holds world record in short course 50 m and 200 m breaststroke.[3][4]

Doping Scandal[edit]

Yulia Efimova was reported to have failed a drug test.[5] Her alleged positive test for DHEA, a prescription steroid banned in professional sports.[6] On May 13, 2014 she was disqualified from October 31, 2013 till February 28, 2015.[7] She was also stripped of her results and medals at the 2013 European Short Course Championships.

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Records
Preceded by
Mirna Jukić
Women's 100 m breaststroke
European record holder
(long course)

27 July 2009 – 29 July 2012
Succeeded by
Rūta Meilutytė
Preceded by
Nađa Higl
Women's 200 m breaststroke
European record holder
(long course)

August 02, 2012 – 29 March 2013
Succeeded by
Rikke Møller Pedersen
Preceded by
Jessica Hardy
Women's 50 m breaststroke
world record holder
(long course)

3 August 2013 – 3 August 2013
Succeeded by
Rūta Meilutytė
Preceded by
Jessica Hardy
Women's 50 m breaststroke
world record holder
(short course)

November 10, 2013 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent