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)[1]
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Breaststroke
Club Volgodonsk Swim Club
Coach Dave Salo

Yuliya Andreyevna Yefimova (Russian: Юлия Андреевна Ефимова), also romanized Efimova, (born 3 April 1992) is a Russian competitive 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.

Doping Scandal[edit]

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 held the world records in short course 50 m and 200 m breaststroke.[3][4] But 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. Her world records are also invalidated.

Olympic Results[edit]

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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