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2013 Worlds. Meilutyte shatters World Record

Jul 29, 2013  - Fabio Terrone

BARCELONA - Lithuanian teenager Ruta Meilutyte set the women's world 100 metres breaststroke record at the FINA World Championships, clocking 1:04.35 at Palau Sant Jordi.

Meilutyte's time in a semifinal swim beat the 1:04.45 set by Jessica Hardy of the United States on August 2009.

World record evolution (Time, Name/Nationality, Place, Date):
1:04.35 Ruta Meilutyte LTU Barcelona 29.07.13
1:04.45 Jessica Hardy USA Federal Way 07.08.09
1:04.84 Rebecca Soni USA Rome 27.07.09
1:05.09 Leisel Jones AUS Melbourne 20.03.06
1:05.71 Leisel Jones AUS Melbourne 03.02.06