My sport idol Yuliya Andreyevna Yefimova
1. My sport idol Yuliya Andreyevna YefimovaFinished: group 5331,
Teacher: Teganyuk V.V.
2. Yuliya Andreyevna Yefimova, also romanized Efimova; born 3 April 1992) is a Russian competitive swimmer. A three-time Olympian,she
made her Olympic debut in 2008,
before going on to win the bronze
medal in the 200 metres breaststroke
in 2012, and silver medals in the 100
metres and 200 metres breaststroke in
2016. In 2013, she failed a drug test
and was suspended from competition
for 16 months.
After competing at London, Efimova trained for the 2013
World Championships in Barcelona, Spain. She won the
gold in the 200m breaststroke as well as the 50m
breaststroke, breaking the World Record in the 50m
distance. In the 100m breaststroke, she won a silver
medal behind Meilutyte, who is her biggest competition.
December 2013 she broke Rebecca Soni’s World Record
in the 200m breaststroke at the European Short Course
Championships. In comparing the two great swimmers,
Efimova’s third 50 is what made all the difference.
After her 16-month suspension, Efimova competed at the
2015 Russian National Championships. Almost instantly
her performances in the 50m and 100m breaststroke put
her on top of the world rankings in the events. At the
2015 Santa Clara Grand Prix where she went 3-for-3 in
the breaststroke events representing Club Trojan.
-Russian Female Swimmer
of the Year (2008 and 2015)
Volgodonsk (since 2008)
-Medal of the Order "For
Merit to the Fatherland"
-Order of Friendship (2016)
5. 2015 FINA World Championships Efimova competed at the 2015 World Championships in Kazan in her signature breaststroke events.Coming out of the semifinals in the 50-meter breaststroke, Efimova finished third in a
dead-heat of breaststroke talent – only one second divided the
final eight swimmers. In the final Efimova swam nearly an
identical time to grab a bronze medal in the 50-meter distance.
Efimova also competed in the 100 breast, an event that she’s
been ranked high in the world rankings as of recent. Coming out
of the semi-finals, she finished on top of the field just .04
seconds ahead of rival, Ruta Meilutyte. In the final of the 100meter distance, Meilutyte decided to take the first 50 meters out
fast, leaving Efimova behind by about half-a-second. That eased
first 50 proved to be effective for Effimova though as Meilutyte
began to drop off, and Efimova took the gold medal by nearly a
6. 2016 Olympics controversy Yefimova's participation in the 2016 Summer Olympics was controversial in light of an ongoing scandalof doping within the Russian Olympic Team She was initially banned
from participation due to her previous doping suspension, but this ban was overturned
by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, allowing her to compete. During the Games, she
was booed by spectators during each of her races. Yefimova was also criticized by other
swimmers, including Lilly King, who won the gold medal in the 100 m breaststroke.
Yefimova won the silver, and during the news conference afterwards, she was "on the
verge of tears from the opening question about the boos directed at.
7. Yefimova was born in Grozny, but due to the First Chechen War her family moved to Volgodonsk. There she took up swimming agedsix, coached by her father Andrey
Yefimov. Until 2011, she lived in
Taganrog, where she trained under
Irina Vyatchanina and studied at
the Southern Federal University. In
March that year, she moved to
California, United States, where
she is coached by Dave Salo, the
head coach of the University of
Southern California swimming
8. 2017 World Championships Budapest. On day three the highly anticipated showdown between Efimova and Lilly King in the women’s100m breaststroke
final did not disappoint. King was out fast,
splitting 29.80 at the 50. Efimova, a great
closer, was expected to gain ground on the
second 50, but King surged with the fastest
back half of the field, splitting a 34.33 on
the way home to clip the World Record
with a 1:04.13. (The former record stood at
a 1:04.35 done by Ruta Meilutyte in 2012.)
USA teammate, Katie Meili was second,
1:05.03. Efimova got on the podium with a
bronze in 1:05.05.