Efimova brings Russia second medal of the day

American Rebecca Soni has won gold in the women’s 200-meter breaststroke at the World Swimming Championships. Her training partner, Russia’s Yulia Efimova, finished second.

Tuesday’s 100-meter breaststroke winner Soni led from start to finish and stopped the clock at 2 minutes and 21.47 seconds.

Nineteen- year-old Yulya Efimova of Russia won the silver with the magic time of 2 minutes and 22.22 seconds.

Canada’s Martha McCabe finished third in 2:24.81 to take bronze. Her compatriot, defending champion and world record holder Annamay Pierse, finished eighth.

Also on Friday, Olympic Champs the United States’ men’s 4×200-meter freestyle relay team, anchored by Ryan Lochte, won gold, leaving France and China in their wake.

Jeanette Ottesen of Denmark and Aleksandra Herasimenia shared gold in the women’s 100-meter freestyle.

While Daniel Gyurta of Hungary overtook Olympic Champion Kosuke Kitajima on the final lap to win gold in the men’s 200-meter breaststroke.

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