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Swimming at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Women's 100 metres Breaststroke

Swimming at the 2016 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

Events:

Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Barra Olympic Park, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 7, 2016
Date Finished: August 8, 2016

Gold: USA Lilly King
Silver: RUS Yuliya Yefimova
Bronze: USA Katie Meili

Summary

Before it started, this event had some fireworks between the competitors. American [Lilly King] was the favorite, based on her 2016 record that included an NCAA title, but she was not happy with the presence of Russian [Yuliya Yefimova]. Yefimova had served two doping bans, the most recent earlier in the year for the controversial drug meldonium, but WADA had shortened all the meldonium bans, and Yefimova was eligible to compete. Eligible she may have been, but King let the media and the world know she did not agree with that decision. Lithuania’s [Rūta Meilutytė] was also formidable, as the defending gold medalist, and the silver medalist at the 2015 World Championships.

King came through for the gold medal, winning in an Olympic record 1:04.93 with Yefimova taking silver, over a ½-second behind. [Katie Meili] gave the Americans two medals with her third-place finish. Meilutytė finished seventh in the final. Yefimova would also finish second in the 200 breaststroke, while King and Meili added gold medals as part of the USA team in the medley relay.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Lilly King 19 United States USA Gold OR
2 Yuliya Yefimova 24 Russia RUS Silver
3 Katie Meili 25 United States USA Bronze
4 Shi Jinglin 23 China CHN
5 Rachel Nicol 23 Canada CAN
6 Hrafnhildur Luthersdóttir 25 Iceland ISL
7 Rūta Meilutytė 19 Lithuania LTU
8 Alia Atkinson 27 Jamaica JAM
9 Jennie Johansson 28 Sweden SWE
10 Rikke Møller Pedersen 27 Denmark DEN
11 Taylor McKeown 21 Australia AUS
12 Satomi Suzuki 25 Japan JPN
13 Chloé Tutton 20 Great Britain GBR
14 Viktoria Zeynep Güneş 18 Turkey TUR
15 Kanako Watanabe 19 Japan JPN
16 Jessica Vall 27 Spain ESP
17 Arianna Castiglioni 18 Italy ITA
18 Jenna Laukkanen 21 Finland FIN
19 Kierra Smith 22 Canada CAN
20 Martina Carraro 23 Italy ITA
21 Fiona Doyle 24 Ireland IRL
22 Zhang Xinyu 19 China CHN
23 Molly Renshaw 20 Great Britain GBR
24 Georgia Bohl 19 Australia AUS
25 Anna Sztankovics 20 Hungary HUN
26 Martina Moravčíková 27 Czech Republic CZE
27 Sophie Hansson 18 Sweden SWE
28 Fanny Lecluyse 24 Belgium BEL
29 Darya Chikunova 17 Russia RUS
30 Amit Ivry 26 Israel ISR
31 Maria Romanjuk 19 Estonia EST
32 Yvette Kong 23 Hong Kong HKG
33 Jinq En Phee 18 Malaysia MAS
34 Darya Talanova 20 Kyrgyzstan KGZ
35 Tjaša Vozel 22 Slovenia SLO
36 Tatiana Chişca 21 Moldova MDA
37 Evita Leter 21 Suriname SUR
38 Pilar Shimizu 20 Guam GUM
39 Izzy Joachim 16 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines VIN
40 Jamila Lunkuse 19 Uganda UGA
41 Darýa Semýonowa 14 Turkmenistan TKM
42 Rechael Tonjor 24 Nigeria NGR
43 Teona Bostashvili 18 Georgia GEO
44 Daniah Hagul 17 Libya LBA