Efimova Heads For King Showdown With 1:05.29 French Open Record: Hosszu Double

Russian Yuliya Efimova [La Presse/Arena]

Yulia Efimova* won the 100m breaststroke in a French Open record of 1:05.29 in Chartres hours after Olympic champion Lilly King moved on to the Russian’s shoulder at the head of the rankings as the pair’s showdown in Budapest moves ever closer. There was also a swift women’s 200IM, Olympic champion Katinka Hosszu recording a time of 2:09.83 before returning to go ninth in the 200m backstroke rankings in a season’s best 2:08.93, the Hungarian preparing for a home world titles.

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Yulia Efimova* won the 100m breaststroke in a French Open record of 1:05.29 in Chartres hours after Olympic champion Lilly King moved on to the Russian’s shoulder at the head of the rankings as the pair’s showdown in Budapest moves ever closer. There was also a swift women’s 200IM, Olympic champion Katinka Hosszu recording a time of 2:09.83 before returning to go ninth in the 200m backstroke rankings in a season’s best 2:08.93, the Hungarian preparing for a home world titles.

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