People were pretty disappointed when Russia’s Yulia Efimova was allowed to compete in the women’s 100 meter breaststroke, considering she failed a doping test earlier this year.
Not only was she allowed to swim, but after he semi-final heat, she raised a finger in the air.
Well, that didn’t sit well with U.S Swimmer Lily King, who was watching the moment from the green room, and then spoke about the incident after her race.
“You’re shaking your finger ‘No. 1,’ and you’ve been caught for drug cheating, I’m just not a fan,” she told NBC.
The two ladies would come head-to-head in Monday’s race, even racing in side-by-side lanes.
Turns out, you don’t have to “dope” and “cheat” to win a race. Just ask King, who beat Efimova and even set a record time with 1:04:93.
When asked if she made a statement she replied, “I hope I did. We can still compete clean and do well at the Olympic Games, and that’s how it should be.”