Russian swimmer Efimova wins European Championships gold in women’s 200m breaststroke

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GLASGOW, August 7. /TASS/. Russia’s Yuliya Efimova won gold at the 2018 European Championships in women’s 200m breaststroke event, held on Tuesday at the Tollcross Swimming Center in Glasgow.
The Russian swimmer clocked the result of 2 minutes 21.31 seconds to win the gold ahead 1.71 seconds of her closest contender and silver medal winner Jessica Vall Montero from Spain. Molly Renshaw of Great Britain packed the bronze with the result of 2 minutes 23.43 seconds.
The 2018 European Championship is the first multi-sport event uniting different European championships and is held between August 2 and 12 in Scotland’s Glasgow and Edinburgh as well as in Germany’s Berlin.
The European multi-event championship include competitions in such sports as swimming, open water swimming, synchronized swimming, track cycling, road cycling, mountain biking, BMX, rowing and triathlon, artistic gymnastics, athletics, diving, golf.
The Russian national team is currently in the top of the 2018 European Championships’ overall medals standings with 20 gold, 12 silver and 10 bronze (42 in total). Athletes from Great Britain are in second place with 33 medals (12 gold, 10 silver and 11 bronze) and the Italian team concludes the top-three with 36 medals (8 gold, 11 silver and 17 bronze).

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