We take a break from focusing on our American athletes to talk about Yuliya Efimova. Efimova is one of the many Russians that were banned from the Olympics for failing a PED test, before the IOC inexplicably allowed her to still participate. This caught the ire of Lilly King, who gave the Dikembe Mutombo finger wave to Efimova, and then beat her in the 100 meter breaststroke. King then doubled down on her comments, proudly proclaiming how important it was to win completely clean.
Despite taking a ton of heat (and probably a ton of PEDs), we officially proclaim ourselves on Team Efimova. Sure you could say that’s un-American of us, but once you check out the slideshow below, we are confident you will hop on the bandwagon with us. Hell, Efimova doesn’t even live in Russia anymore. She lives in California which makes her pretty much an American anyway.
So down with Lilly King and all hail Yuliya Efimova!
All photos courtesy of Yuliya Efimova’s Instagram