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King is the queen of pool

Updated: Aug 09, 2016 13:10 IST
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Underwater grab of King (top) leading Russia's Yulia Efimova, who only learned last Friday that she could compete after winning a legal challenge to get herself reinstated to the Olympics.(AFP photo)

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Before the final, the 19-year-old had said drug cheats should be kept away from the Games.(REUTERS photo)

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King swam a strong first 50 metres and led at the turn, with Efimova well back in fourth place.(NYT photo)

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King finished powerfully and registered an Olympic record time of one minute 4.93 seconds.(AFP photo)

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King and her USA teammate Katie Meili react after realising that the Olympic Record had fallen.(AFP photo)

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Russia's Yulia Efimova looks on as King and Meili celebrate after the finish of 100m breaststroke final.(AFP photo)

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King waves to the crowd and USA supporters after exiting the pool.(AFP photo)

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Lilly King (centre) is flanked by silver medallist Yulia Efemova and Katie Meili at the victory ceremony. (REUTERS photo)

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