Meilutyte Pops 1:06.09 Heats Question: What Next?

Ruta Meilutyte, coach Jon Rudd with Danish sprinter Jeannette Ottesen

A 1:06.09 effort in heats for Ruta Meilutyte (LTU and Plymouth Leander and College) begs the question: where next for the Olympic champion who claimed London 2012 gold with a strong gain that was the start not the end of a journey? Jon Rudd, pictured with Jeanette Ottesen and Meilutyte (left) in Monte Carlo, thinks the final will be “interesting” after a 29.96 Euro dash record yesterday; Chad Le Clos withdraws through illness

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A 1:06.09 effort in heats for Ruta Meilutyte (LTU and Plymouth Leander and College) begs the question: where next for the Olympic champion who claimed London 2012 gold with a strong gain that was the start not the end of a journey? Jon Rudd, pictured with Jeanette Ottesen and Meilutyte (left) in Monte Carlo, thinks the final will be “interesting” after a 29.96 Euro dash record yesterday; Chad Le Clos withdraws through illness

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SwimFanFinland

Women’s 100m BR final will be interesting indeed. The meeting of Ruta v. Rikke seems to dry up a bit and Ruta is swimming only against herself. Anyway, I hope that Rikke took it easy in heats. What surprises me is how fast Ruta is doing in heats.

DanishSwimFan

With Ruta in her current form, I’m not sure anyone can live with her, especially bearing in mind Rikke’s PB over the 100 is 1:06.38, over a second slower than Ruta’s new ER from the weekend.

If Rikke can get anywhere close to that unrested, from a Danish perspective I’m happy and it bodes well for the 200, I would have put her down as an outside shot for a medal at best for the 100m at the start of the season.

Still Shannon Rollason has reduced her training volume quite a bit from the punishing workloads of the Paulus Wildeboer era so maybe he can coax a bit more speed out of her, we’ll see…

SwimFanFinland

Okay, If that 2:24 in 200m BR yesterday was an unrested-Pedersen, it is a fine result. Let’s “see” what happens in 100m. A problem is that we actually don’t see it and it bothers me. Where is a livestream? Unless a broadcast deal is accomplished, one should always offer live streaming of the events of top quality such as Mare Nostrum is. It is good for a sport to be visible.

DanishSwimFan

Try esport3.cat, they had a livestream of yesterday’s finals

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