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Yuliya Efimova wins 200 breaststroke at swimming worlds; Micah Lawrence takes bronze (video)


Russia’s Yuliya Efimova competes in the final of the women’s 200-metre breaststroke swimming event in the FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona on August 2, 2013. AFP PHOTO / JOSEP LAGO (Photo credit should read JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images)

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Yuliya Efimova passed Rikke Pedersen on the final 50 meters. Pedersen had broken Rebecca Soni‘s world record in the semifinals -- clocking a 2:19.11. Efimova added a gold to her Olympic silver and bronze from the 2011 worlds. Micah Lawrence won her first world or Olympic medal.

Gold: Yuliya Efimova (RUS) 2:19.41

Silver: Rikke Pedersen (DEN) 2:20.08
Bronze: Micah Lawrence (USA) 2:22.37
4. Rie Kaneto (JPN) 2:22.96
5. Viktoriya Solntseva (UKR) 2:23.01
6. Marina Garcia Urzainqui (ESP) 2:23.55
7. Sally Foster (AUS) 2:24.01
8. Martha McCabe (CAN) 2:25.21