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2013 Worlds. Meilutyte smashes 50 breaststroke world record

Aug 3, 2013  - Fabio Terrone

BARCELONA - Olympic champion Ruta Meilutyte demolished the 50 metres breaststroke world record in the semi-final on Saturday.

Meilutyte swam 29.48 seconds in the second semi-final.

Russian Yuliya Efimova had previously held the world record for her mark of 27.78 in the preliminaries this morning.

World record evolution:
29.48 Ruta Meilutyte LTU Barcelona 03.08.13
29.78 Yuliya Efimova RUS Barcelona 03.08.13
29.90 Jessica Jardy USA Federal Way 07.08.09
29.95 Jessica Hardy USA Federal Way 06.08.09
30.09 Yuliya Efimova RUS Rome 02.08.09