Never Ending List Of Swimmer Babies: Yulia Efimova (I’m going with the writing of her name as on the Arena website)
This Russian swimmer is the same age as me and is a Breaststroke Queen.
In 2007 she won the 50, 100 and 200m breaststroke at the short course european championships at the age of 15.
She competed in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing where she had very good results, only no medal to prove it. She changed that in London, where she earned a bronze medal in the 200m Breaststroke.
In the world championships this summer she broke the world record in the 50m Breaststroke (only to have it broken by Ruta Meiluyte a little while later). In those same championships she won the 50 and 200m Breaststroke and earned silver in the 100m.
Then she went to the world cups where she and Atkinson constantly battled over the medals. To prove a point, maybe, she broke the 50m breaststroke short course world record.
And right now I’m watching the European Championships and apparently she broke the short course world record in the 200m Breaststroke.
I love that she always swims with earrings on like “I’m gonna win and I’m gonna look fabulous doing so”. And she does. Damn her hair is so beautiful it makes me want to cry.
Stop being so gorgeous Yulia, please.
& She often swims with a pink cap, how awesome is that!