Lilly King Resets World #1 100 Breast Just Hours After Yulia Efimova

2018 TYR PRO SWIM SERIES – SANTA CLARA

Lilly King reclaimed her spot atop the 2018 world rankings in the 100 breast Saturday afternoon, just hours after Russian Yulia Efivoma topped it, continuing one of the biggest rivalries in swimming right now.

King split 30.92/34.69 en route to her new world #1 time of 1:05.61.

Efimova went 1:05.78 Saturday morning at the Canet stop of the Mare Nostrum Tour. King had already been sub-1:06 in the race once this year, having gone 1:05.90 in Indianapolis last month; Japan’s Reona Aoki had also been 1:05.90 this year.

2017-2018 LCM WOMEN 100 BREAST

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EFIMOVA
06/29
1.04.98
2Lilly
King
USA1:05.3607/28
3Molly
HANNIS
USA1.05.7807/28
4reona
AOKI
JPN1.05.9004/05
5Katie
MEILI
USA1.06.1907/28
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King was in a league of her own Saturday in Santa Clara: Mexico’s Melissa Rodriguez took second in the race with a 1:08.38, followed by Rachel Bernhardt in 1:08.75.

Asked after her race if she had seen Efimova’s time before swimming, King responded (with a grin): “Of course I did.”

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Roch

YAAAAAAASSSSS I can’t wait to see that interview footage!

Carol Glover

And that should surprise no one:)

Tm71

Love how king always one ups dopamova

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Torrey is from Oakland, CA, and majors in Media Studies and American Studies at Claremont McKenna College. When she's not writing about swimming or baseball, you can probably find her listening to a podcast or in a pool ... and/or watching Seinfeld, which she just realized is funny.

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