FINA World Championships Predictions: Women’s 100 Breast

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This one will get plenty of attention: Lilly King and Yulia Efimova will have their long-awaited rematch in the women’s 100 breast at the FINA World Championships.

King got the better of Efimova at the Olympics in Rio, but Efimova will arrive in Budapest as the top seed for the event. She’s also the reigning World Champion in the event, while King has never competed at a long course World Championships.

Read below to see what Swimming World’s trio of experts think will happen in Budapest. David RiederJohn Lohn and Andy Ross will each offer their predictions for who will finish on the podium.

Women’s 100 Breast

Current Records:

World Record: Ruta Meilutyte, LTU (2013) — 1:04.35
Championship Record: Ruta Meilutyte, LTU (2013) — 1:04.35
American Record: Jessica Hardy (2009) — 1:04.45

2015 World Champion: Yulia Efimova, RUS — 1:05.66
2016 Olympic Gold Medalist: Lilly King, USA — 1:04.93
2017 World No. 1: Yulia Efimova, RUS — 1:04.82

Swimming World Predictions

David Rieder’s Picks:

Gold: Lilly King, USA
Silver: Yulia Efimova, RUS
Bronze: Katie Meili, USA

John Lohn’s Picks:

Gold: Lilly King, USA
Silver: Yulia Efimova, RUS
Bronze: Katie Meili, USA

Andy Ross’ Picks:

Gold: Yulia Efimova, RUS
Silver: Lilly King, USA
Bronze: Katie Meili, USA

Previous Events

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1 comment

  1. avatar
    commonwombat

    Agree with the podium trio, just not sure of the order between Efimova and King