Russia's Yuliya Efimova celebrates after winning the gold medal in the women's 200-meter breaststroke final during the swimming competitions of the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary, Friday, July 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
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Russia won three titles on their golden Friday at the world championships as the controversial Yuliya Efimova won the women's 200-meter breaststroke title to gain revenge over archrival Lilly King.Russia also won gold in the men's 200 breaststroke final, plus the men's 200-meter backstroke and a silver in the men's 4x200-meter freestyle relay, but the real drama was Efimova's breaststroke victory.The Russian clocked two minutes, 19.64 seconds after a powerful last 50 meters, finishing 2.13 ahead of second-placed Bethany Galat, while America's King, who led after the first length from lane eight, faded to finish fourth at 2.47 back.Russia's hat-trick was started by Evgeny Rylov in the men's 200-meter backstroke title.Great Britain finished the night with gold in the men's 4x200 freestyle relay as James Guy sealed victory with a powerful anchor leg as Russia took silver and the USA third.
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