Russian swimmer Yefimova breaks the 50 m breaststroke world record

Russian sports portal championat.com reports that on November 10, Russia’s Yuliya Yefimova won the 50 m breaststroke competition at the Swimming World Cup series in Tokyo, setting a new world record time of 28.71 seconds. The previous record of 28.80 seconds was set by the American swimmer Jessica Hardy in November 2009. Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson came second (29.06 seconds), and Germany’s Dorothea Brandt finished third (30.16).

Later the same day Yefimova also came first in the 200-m breaststroke, posting a result of 2 minutes 17.37 seconds. Japan’s Mio Motegi came second (2 minutes 19.29 seconds), and her compatriot Maya Hamano took third (2 minutes 21.30 seconds).

Other Russian athletes also topped the podium at the Swimming World Cup series in Tokyo. Earlier, on November 10, Vladimir Morozov won the 50 m freestyle with a result of 20.72. Anthony Ervin from the USA touched second (21.10 seconds) and George Bovell of Trinidad and Tobago finished third (21.21).

First published in Russian in Lenta.ru.

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