Efimova Comments on Racing Lilly King from Across the World (Video)

2018 SETTE COLLI TROPHY

The last 40 days has seen the #1 world ranking in the women’s 100m Breast switch hands a whopping 4 times, but between only 2 women. On May 19, Lilly King swam a 1:05.90 at the Pro Swim Series in Indianapolis, tying her for first in the world with Japanese swimmer Reona Aoki. less than 3 weeks later, on June 9, Yulia Efimova touched at 1:05.78 in Canet-en-Roussillon at the Mare Nostrum Tour, picking King off. Just hours later, King swam the same event in Santa Clara at the Pro Swim Series, registering a 1:05.61 to take back her place atop the world.

And today, on June 29, Yulia has blown all previous efforts this year out of the water, touching at 1:04.98 in Rome at the Sette Colli Trophy, which you can read more about below.

Reported by Jame Sutherland.

WOMEN’S 100 BREAST

  1. Yuliya Efimova, RUS, 1:04.98
  2. Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, GBR, 1:07.40
  3. Arianna Castiglioni, ITA, 1:07.66

Yuliya Efimova reclaimed her spot atop the world rankings in the women’s 100 breast, becoming the first woman sub-1:05 this year in 1:04.98. She passes Lilly King, had led with a 1:05.61, and also breaks Leisel Jones‘ 10-year-old meet record of 1:05.34.

IM specialist Siobhan-Marie O’Connor took 2nd in 1:07.40, improving her season-best of 1:08.31, and Arianna Castiglioni of Italy and Rikke Moller Pedersen of Denmark were also sub-1:08 for 3rd and 4th.

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taa
3 years ago

Go Yuliya!! Can’t wait for King to one up you again.

Brutus
3 years ago

Efimova will blow by the King of Draaaama and send Lilly home in tears. You heard it here first.

Justin Thompson
Reply to  Brutus
3 years ago

Would be interesting to see how that would affect King mentally if she got beat in the 100/200. King is so dominant in the 50 I don’t see Efimova taking that.

Luke
Reply to  Brutus
3 years ago

Efimova is a cheater she deserves all the hate she gets

Ol' Longhorn
3 years ago

If she had a start, she’d be unbelievable. Worst off the blocks of any elite swimmer.

Gator chomp
Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
3 years ago

I think it’s close between her and peaty

Leo
Reply to  Gator chomp
3 years ago

What??? Peaty has a slow start?? did you even see his races? He is always ahead of everyone in the starts, just watch closely 🙂

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Gator chomp
3 years ago

He has bad underwaters. His blocks-to-the-water is fast. His super narrow kick just doesn’t translate to a big underwater.

Hswimmer
Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
3 years ago

Rebecca Soni also had a slow start!

ArtVanDeLegh10
Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
3 years ago

It’s not necessarily just the start. Her pullouts are very weak too.

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  ArtVanDeLegh10
3 years ago

If you’re starting dead in the water, you’re going to have a bad pullout. No momentum=poor pullout.

Swimmer
Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
3 years ago

Cate Campbell anyone?

marklewis
3 years ago

Can’t wait for the next match-up in person. When would that be? Is it going to be at Worlds 2019?

The top swimmers in the world don’t go head-to-head often enough.

Dee
3 years ago

She’s cute, but the thumbnail did her dirty.

Gramps
3 years ago

I would like to hear Lilly King do an interview in another language.

Hswimmer
Reply to  Gramps
3 years ago

What does that have to do with anything? Lilly hasn’t lived in another country.

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Hswimmer
3 years ago

What do you call Indiana?

Right Dude Here
3 years ago

This is getting fun

Matthew
3 years ago

Did anyone actually watch this clip? This was actually a nice, innocent, short clip that doesnt deserve the hate in this chain.

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