Yulia Efimova

Efimova Speeds Through 200 Breaststroke on Day 2 of SCS March Senior Invite

Russian breaststroker Yulia Efimova put up a second straight day of big swims on Sunday at the 2015 CA Southern California…

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Russia’s Yulia Efimova Makes Earth-Shattering Return to Competition in California

Three-time World Champion Yulia Efimova of Russia made her return to competition after a 16-month suspension on Saturday with a spectacular result.

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WADA Data: Blood testing on the rise, Aquatics among most-tested Olympic sports

This month, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) released its 2013 Anti-Doping Testing Figures Report – in short, an aggregation of all of the drug testing data it acquired over the past year.

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Russia Announces Roster For 2014 European Championships

The Russian Swimming Federation announced their 34 swimmer roster for the 2014 European Championships set for August 18-24 in Berlin.

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Yulia Efimova Suspended For 16 Months, Stripped of Medals and World Record

World Champion Yulia Efimova has been stripped of four European titles and two World Records by FINA after a positive doping test.

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Two Junior World Records open Russian Nationals, but notable absences dominate

The first day of Russian Nationals saw three Junior World Record-breaking swims culminating in two new records, but the bigger story so far has been the big names not competing for various reasons.

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List of New European Championships Medal Winners After Efimova’s Suspension

Rikke Moeller-Pedersen will be the new European Champion and Record holder of the 200 breaststroke after FINA approves the reshuffle of results from Herning.

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FINA Approves Only Some of the WR Standards Swum at 2013 Euro SC; Still Waiting on Russia

While the Russians await their records, the Danish women (including above, Mie Nielsen, Rikke Moeller-Pedersen, Jeanette Ottesen, and Pernille Blume) celebrate their newly-ratified World Records.

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FINA Anti-Doping Commission Hears Case of Yulia Efimova; Ruling Awaits

World Champion Yulia Efimova has had her case heard in front of the FINA Doping Panel, Russian media reports.

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European Champion Vitalii Melnikov Provisionally Suspended After Positive Tests for EPO

Russian Sergey Melnikov has been provisionally suspended by FINA after a positive test for EPO at the 2013 European Championships.

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FINA Applies Provisional Suspension to World Record Holder Yulia Efimova

In the first official recognition and acknowledgement that Russian superstar swimmer and World Record holder Yulia Efimova actually tested positive for…

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Russian Federation Releases Statement on Efimova Case

In the statement, the Russian Swimming Federation confirms that it did receive a report from FINA about Yulia Efimova’s ‘professional activities,’ but would not comment on the contents of that report.

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Yulia Efimova Tests Positive for DHEA; Russian Sports Minister Urges Caution

World Champion and World Record holder Yulia Efimova has tested positive for DHEA.

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Top 10 Hardcore Swims of 2013

Katie Ledecky features prominently in the Top 10 Hardcore Swims of the Year. See who else ranks with the biggest swims of 2013.

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2013 Swammy Award: Female Swimmer of the Year Katinka Hosszu

Katinka Hosszu tore through 2013 like a freight train, never stopping or slowing down and dominating all around the globe.

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