The World Is Very Lucky Russian Swimmer Yulia Efimova Was Allowed To Compete At The Olympics

Yulia Efimova was originally one of the Russian athletes banned from competing at the 2016 Rio Olympics. However, luckily for all of us, that decision was overturned, and Efimova is currently in Brazil showcasing her many talents.

Back in March, while she was Russia’s reigning 100 breaststroke world champion, Efimova failed a doping test and faced a lifetime ban from the sport. Then, Efimova was one of the seven Russian swimmers who were banned from competing at the Summer Olympics for doping, but were reinstated just prior to the beginning of the Games. Team USA swimmer Lilly King did not take kindly to Efimova, wagging her finger at her in Dikembe Mutombo-like fashion, while also saying “You know, you’re shaking your finger number one and you’ve been caught for drug cheating. Just not a fan.”

However, unfortunately for King, and fortunately for the rest of us, Efimova is far and away the most attractive swimmer competing at the Olympic Games, so her attendance in Rio is definitely a plus. Even if she’s a bonafide cheater in the pool, she’s still winning at life as far as I’m concerned.

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