Yulia Efimova Just Misses 200 Breast World Record; Bethany Galat Second, King Fourth

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Russian Yulia Efimova used another stellar back half to win the gold medal in the 200 breaststroke. Efimova swam a 1:11.15 on her second 100 to win her second 200 breast gold medal at the FINA World Championships. Efimova last won the event at the 2013 Worlds in Barcelona.

American Bethany Galat had the swim of her life as she finished in the silver medal position with a 2:21.77 using a very good back half as well. Galat was 1:12.38 on her second 100 after she was seventh after the first 100. China’s Shi Jinglin finished with the bronze at 2:21.93 just ahead of American Lilly King (2:22.11) who finished in fourth.

Canada’s Kierra Smith (2:22.23), Great Britain’s Molly Renshaw (2:22.96), Australia’s Taylor McKeown (2:23.06) and Spain’s Jessica Vall (2:23.29) also competed in the championship final.

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    Is any reaction from Lilly King on Efimova’ world title?