Olympics: Russia's Efimova Says She's Cleared To Swim In Rio

Olympics: Russia's Efimova says she's cleared to swim in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 6th Augst,2016) - Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova joyfully announced Friday that she's been cleared to compete in the Rio Olympics after a convoluted drugs case that highlighted the confusion sparked by the Russian doping scandal.

"I'm going to the Olympics," the breaststroke world champion and 2012 Olympic bronze medallist said on Instagram.

"I couldn't be more proud and relieved." Efimova had been provisionally suspended by swimming governing body FINA in March after a positive test for meldonium, the endurance-boosting drug banned as of January.