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RIO Olympics 2016: US King defeats Russian competitor Efimova!

AIMAN INAM

 

RIO DE JANEIRO: “It just proves that you can compete clean and still come out on top with all the work you put in. There is a way to become the best and do it the right way,” said US Lilly King while celebrating her triumph here on Tuesday.

King has won the women’s 100m breaststroke beating her rival swimmer – controversial Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova – Olympic bronze medalist and world champion in 2012.

According to the details, a total of 16 months ban has been imposed on Yulia Efimova, 24, back in 2013 when traces of an anabolic steroid were found in her system. Besides, she was banned early this year when she was found positive with meldonium.

Efimova rejoiced with shaking her finger winning the first semi-final on Sunday. However, King too has celebrated her winning in the same manner by looking at Efimova.

“You’re shaking your finger No. 1, and you’ve been caught for drug cheating,” said gold medalist King.  

“You know I think its unfortunate we have to deal with these things in the sport but both teammates Katie, Meili and I were well-prepared for her to be swimming so we’re just going to race her just like we would normally.”

United States' Lilly King, right, and Russia's Yulia Efimova compete in the final of the women's 100-meter breaststroke during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) ORG XMIT: OSWM313

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M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.