Yuliya Efimova Posts Top-Ranked 1:05.70 in 100 Breast

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Trojan’s Yuliya Efimova turned in a world best in the women’s 100-meter breast at the 2016 Arena Pro Swim Series Orlando.

Efimova clocked a winning time of 1:05.70.  That swim far surpassed the 1:06.58 she shared with Japan’s Rie Kaneto earlier this year.  That’s less than a second off her career best of 1:05.02 set at the 2013 World Championships that ranks her fourth all time in the event’s history.

Tennessee’s Molly Hannis turned in a 1:07.37 for second tonight, off her 1:07.26 from prelims.  Saint Petersburg’s Melanie Margalis tied Hannis with a 1:07.37 of her own for the final podium spot, moving to sixth in the world rankings.

Gator’s Hilda Luthersdottir (1:08.10), Irish’s Emma Reaney (1:09.25), Badger’s Emily McClellan (1:09.73), Argentina’s Julia Sebastian (1:10.38) and T2’s Justine Bowker (1:10.80) also competed in the A final.

PCSC’s Ashley McGregor won the B final with a time of 1:10.40.  Jennifer Wilson wound up second in 1:10.84.

                         === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Efimova, Yuliya  23 Trojan Swim Club  1:07.97    1:05.70 OLY    
                 31.34      1:05.70 (34.36)
  2 Margalis, Melan  24 Saint Petersburg  1:09.65    1:07.37 OLY    
                 31.96      1:07.37 (35.41)
  2 Hannis, Molly    23 Tennessee Aquati  1:07.26    1:07.37 OLY    
                 31.20      1:07.37 (36.17)
  4 Luthersdottir,   24 Gator Swim Club-  1:09.13    1:08.10 OLY    
                 32.69      1:08.10 (35.41)
  5 Reaney, Emma     23 Irish Aquatics-I  1:09.27    1:09.25 OLY    
                 32.83      1:09.25 (36.42)
  6 McClellan, Emil  23 Badger Swim Club  1:10.24    1:09.73 OLY    
                 32.36      1:09.73 (37.37)
  7 Sebastian, Juli  22 Argentina-US      1:10.57    1:10.38 OLY    
                 33.51      1:10.38 (36.87)
  8 Bowker, Justine  29 UN-20-FL          1:09.81    1:10.80 OLY    
                 33.29      1:10.80 (37.51)
 
                            === B - Final ===                            
 
  9 McGregor, Ashle  23 Pointe-Claire-US  1:11.30    1:10.40 OLY    
                 33.07      1:10.40 (37.33)
 10 Wilson, Jennife  25 Una Gsc-FL        1:10.98    1:10.84 OLY    
                 33.69      1:10.84 (37.15)
 11 Belousova, Anna  19 Nation's Capital  1:10.96    1:11.30 OLY    
                 33.89      1:11.30 (37.41)
 12 Castiglioni, Ar  18 Italy             1:10.68    1:11.56 NATS   
                 34.02      1:11.56 (37.54)
 13 Keymont, Daniel  17 Central Brevard-  1:12.25    1:11.99 JRS    
                 33.31      1:11.99 (38.68)
 14 Jean-Lachapelle  24 Camo Natation-US  1:11.75    1:12.04 JRS    
                 33.96      1:12.04 (38.08)
 15 Yeo, Samantha    19 Unattached-MI     1:12.25    1:12.42 JRS    
                 34.51      1:12.42 (37.91)
 16 Brockley, Piper  18 Una Srn-PC        1:11.08    1:12.56 JRS    
                 33.52      1:12.56 (39.04)
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    Bill Bel

    Take THAT, Ms. M.

    And she ain’t juiced neither as your public comments have previously suggested.

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