Yuliya Andreyevna Efimova is a Russian competitive swimmer. She was born April 3, 1992 in Grozny, Russia.
Efimova competed for Russia at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2012 London Olympics. In London she won the bronze medal in the 200M Breaststroke.
Efimova previously served a 16-month suspension for doping and earlier this year failed a test for meldonium, a banned substance, though the result was overturned. She was originally banned from the Olympics, but reinstated just before the start of the Games.
Efimova made the most of this second chance and is now seeded second just behind Lilly King of the US for the finals of the 100M Breaststroke.
2016 Rio Olympics
Efimova won the silver medal in the women’s 100M Breaststroke, sandwiching herself between two Americans.
Efimova followed up her gold by winning silver in the 200M Breaststroke with a time of 2:21.97.