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Yulia Efimova drags Michael Phelps into doping criticism row

  • Russian swimmer’s rivals have questioned her place at the Games
  • ‘What would Lilly King say about Michael Phelps?’

Besieged Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova, who has twice been caught for banned substances, defended herself against attacks by saying her situation is no different than that of American star Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time.

Responding to comments from the US’s Lilly King and Great Britain’s Chloe Tutton, who do not believe she should be competing at these Games, Efimova sighed at a press conference on Thursday then said: “What would (King) say about Michael Phelps?”

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Yulia Efimova drags Michael Phelps into doping criticism row

  • Russian swimmer’s rivals have questioned her place at the Games
  • ‘What would Lilly King say about Michael Phelps?’

Besieged Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova, who has twice been caught for banned substances, defended herself against attacks by saying her situation is no different than that of American star Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time.

Responding to comments from the US’s Lilly King and Great Britain’s Chloe Tutton, who do not believe she should be competing at these Games, Efimova sighed at a press conference on Thursday then said: “What would (King) say about Michael Phelps?”

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