Ruta Unleashes Riot Of Raw Speed: 29.48 WR

Ruta Meilutyte gives thanks for her second world record of the week [Photo: Aniko Kovacs]

When in heats this morning Yuliya Efimova (RUS) shaved 0.02sec off the 29.80 world record held by Trojan teammate Jessica Hardy (USA), it seemed as though dash progress might return to being more measured in the wake of shiny suits. Ruta Meilutye (LTU) had other ideas: 29.48, a mega 0.3sec off the previous standard

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Great stats there.

One wonders how Efimova feels seeing that time; in a way maybe she’s just glad Meilutyte held back in the heats, allowing her to get her name briefly back in the record books – and of course pick up the money.


Gutting for Efimova, but she still has a chance of winning the final tonight (provided Ruta messes up her start).

Now she knows how Serdinov felt breaking the 100 fly record here 10 years ago, only to lose it to Phelps in a matter of a couple of minutes! At least she had several hours in the limelight… poor Andrei 😉

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