2013 Worlds Day 7 Prelim Photo Vault: Efimova Breaks Hardy’s Suit-Era World Record!

Cate Campbell, 50 freestyle prelim, 2013 FINA World Championships (Photo Credit: Victor Puig)

Cate Campbell, 50 freestyle prelim, 2013 FINA World Championships (Photo Credit: Victor Puig)

Aschwin Wildeboer Faber, 50 backstroke prelim, 2013 FINA World Championships (Photo Credit: Victor Puig)

Aschwin Wildeboer Faber, 50 backstroke prelim, 2013 FINA World Championships (Photo Credit: Victor Puig)

Aschwin Wildeboer Faber, 50 backstroke prelim, 2013 FINA World Championships (Photo Credit: Victor Puig)

Aschwin Wildeboer Faber, 50 backstroke prelim, 2013 FINA World Championships (Photo Credit: Victor Puig)

Ruta Meilutyte, 50 breaststroke prelim, 2013 FINA World Championships (Photo Credit: Victor Puig)

Ruta Meilutyte, 50 breaststroke prelim, 2013 FINA World Championships (Photo Credit: Victor Puig)

Yuliya Efimova, 50 breaststroke prelim, downs Hardy's World Record, 2013 FINA World Championships (Photo Credit: Victor Puig)

Yuliya Efimova, 50 breaststroke prelim, downs Hardy’s World Record, 2013 FINA World Championships (Photo Credit: Victor Puig)

Yuliya Efimova, 50 breaststroke prelim, downs Hardy's World Record, 2013 FINA World Championships (Photo Credit: Victor Puig)

Yuliya Efimova, 50 breaststroke prelim, downs Hardy’s World Record, 2013 FINA World Championships (Photo Credit: Victor Puig)

Yuliya Efimova, 50 breaststroke prelim, downs Hardy's World Record, 2013 FINA World Championships (Photo Credit: Victor Puig)

Yuliya Efimova, 50 breaststroke prelim, downs Hardy’s World Record, 2013 FINA World Championships (Photo Credit: Victor Puig)

Many thanks to swimswam contributor and photo artist, Victor Puig (victorpuig.com), or capturing these swimming photos.

See all swimswam converage of the 2013 FINA World Championships here.

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MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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