Next Wave In Meilutyte Mission: 1:02.36 WR in Moscow

Head start: Ruta Meilutyte - by Patrick Kraemer

Ruta Meilutyte’s drive into uncharted waters on breaststroke continued apace at the Moscow round of the FINA World Cup today with a 1:02.36 world record victory. Out in 29.56, the 16-year-old Brit-based Lithuanian stunned double world champion Yuliya Efimova (RUS) with a 0.59 reaction off the blocks, a blistering first half and a roaring 32.80 return; Chad Le Clos cracks 1:50 for 200 ‘fly win; six podium places for Katinka Hosszu

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I’m guessing I would get pretty bad odds on any of the women’s SCM breaststroke WRs still standing by 2014…


I wouldn’t pencil in that 50 record yet. Hardy took lumps out of it with the 2009 suits, and even with that 100 swim it looks pretty formidable.

Bill Bell

What’ll Ruta do when she’s tapered, shaved, rested and takes off the pull buoys, floats and 10000-pound weights off her wrists and ankles?

Sub 50 flat mebbe?


With that time she would be number 8 in the German saison best list for men 🙂
Well make your own judgments: That speaks for her or against the german breaststroke swimmers 😉

I just feel a bit sorry for all the young talented female swimmers practicing hard to get below 1:10 just once in their life…What are they supposed to think??


Maybe ask every male swimmer on the planet how they felt for the last decade who raced Phelps

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