Efimova wins another silver
Russia`s Yuliya Efimova has won silver at the 50-meter breaststroke on the final night of the World Swimming Championships in Shanghai.
World record holder Jessica Hardy of the United States finished in a time of 30.19 seconds leaving the Russian three tenths of a second behind. Two-time winner in Shanghai, American Rebecca Soni, took bronze.
Elsewhere, Sun Yang of China broke the longest-standing world record in swimming - Australian Grant Hackett`s 10-year-old mark in the 1,500 meters. He finished the race in 14 minutes, 34.14 seconds, beating the old record time by over four-tenths of a second.
In the final event of the championship, the Americans edged Australia out to win gold in the 4x100-meter medley relay, while Germany finished third.
Also on Sunday, the chairman of swimming`s governing body (FINA) doping control review board stated there had been no positive drug tests at the world championships.
At the end of the two-week competition, China had won most of the medals - 36 - but despite that, it was the US team which occupied the top spot in the overall medal standings as they grabbed more golds - 17 as against China`s 15. Russia finished in third position with eight golds, six silvers and four bronze medals, mainly courtesy of its synchronized swimming team.