(Race Video) Yuliya Efimova Scorches 200 Breast With 2nd-Ranked 2:21.41

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Russia’s Yuliya Efimova dominated the women’s 200-meter breaststroke at the 2016 Arena Pro Swim Series Orlando.

Efimova unleashed a 2:21.41 in the finale to jump into second in the world.  Only Rie Kaneto has been faster with a 2:20.04 from the Aquatic Super Series in Australia.

Saint Petersburg’s Melanie Margalis finished a distant second in 2:25.46 to move into the top 10 in the world. Gator’s Hilda Luthersdottir snared third overall in 2:26.42.

NCAP’s Anna Balousova (2:29.87), Argentina’s Julia Sebastian (2:30.53), PCSC’s Ashley McGregor (2:31.32) and BlueFish’s Elizabeth Beisel (2:34.63) rounded out the finale.

Irish’s Emma Reaney drew a disqualification.

Trojan’s Raminta Dvkariskyte won the B final in 2:31.99. Stina Gardell took second in 2:32.89.

                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Efimova, Yuliya  23 Trojan Swim Club  2:28.20    2:21.41 NATS   
                 33.71      1:10.02 (36.31)
        1:45.75 (35.73)     2:21.41 (35.66)
  2 Margalis, Melan  24 Saint Petersburg  2:30.76    2:25.46 NATS   
                 33.28      1:10.30 (37.02)
        1:47.65 (37.35)     2:25.46 (37.81)
  3 Luthersdottir,   24 Gator Swim Club-  2:28.95    2:26.42 NATS   
                 33.44      1:10.73 (37.29)
        1:48.52 (37.79)     2:26.42 (37.90)
  4 Belousova, Anna  19 Nation's Capital  2:31.43    2:29.87 NATS   
                 34.18      1:12.31 (38.13)
        1:51.27 (38.96)     2:29.87 (38.60)
  5 Sebastian, Juli  22 Argentina-US      2:31.47    2:30.53 NATS   
                 34.39      1:12.21 (37.82)
        1:51.03 (38.82)     2:30.53 (39.50)
  6 McGregor, Ashle  23 Pointe-Claire-US  2:30.12    2:31.32 NATS   
                 33.87      1:12.13 (38.26)
        1:51.07 (38.94)     2:31.32 (40.25)
  7 Beisel, Elizabe  23 ABF-NE            2:33.35    2:34.63 NATS   
                 35.67      1:14.32 (38.65)
        1:54.34 (40.02)     2:34.63 (40.29)
 
                            === B - Final ===                            
 
  9 Dvariskyte, Ram  26 Una Troj-CA       2:34.47    2:31.99 NATS   
                 35.31      1:14.43 (39.12)
        1:53.71 (39.28)     2:31.99 (38.28)
 10 Gardell, Stina   25 TeaSpårvägen-U  2:36.52    2:32.89 NATS   
                 34.79      1:13.57 (38.78)
        1:52.85 (39.28)     2:32.89 (40.04)
 11 Bowker, Justine  29 UN-20-FL          2:36.81    2:33.07 NATS   
                 34.57      1:14.29 (39.72)
        1:54.02 (39.73)     2:33.07 (39.05)
 12 McClellan, Emil  23 Badger Swim Club  2:34.03    2:33.15 NATS   
                 34.60      1:13.40 (38.80)
        1:52.84 (39.44)     2:33.15 (40.31)
 13 Small, Meghan    17 York YMCA-MA      2:37.55    2:36.05 JRS    
                 35.80      1:15.15 (39.35)
        1:55.21 (40.06)     2:36.05 (40.84)
 14 Wilson, Jennife  25 Una Gsc-FL        2:37.50    2:37.10 JRS    
                 35.08      1:14.20 (39.12)
        1:55.49 (41.29)     2:37.10 (41.61)
 15 Stumpf, Mary     17 Una Tbay-FL       2:36.79    2:37.59 JRS    
                 34.91      1:14.24 (39.33)
        1:55.73 (41.49)     2:37.59 (41.86)
 16 Bate, Lara       15 North Baltimore-  2:37.61    2:38.88        
                 36.44      1:16.25 (39.81)
        1:57.86 (41.61)     2:38.88 (41.02)
 
                            === A - Final ===                            
 
 -- Reaney, Emma     23 Irish Aquatics-I  2:30.44         DQ        
                 33.61      1:11.89 (38.28)
        1:51.33 (39.44)          DQ (40.52)
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