Meilutyte 0.01sec Shy; Belmonte At The Double

Mireia Belmonte [Photo: natacio.cat]

Olympic champion Ruta Meilutyte (LTU) fell just 0.01sec shy of the European record she set over 100m breaststroke in Monaco last Saturday, her 1:05.21 victory in the concluding session of the Barcelona round of the Mare Nostrum Tour drawing Rikke Moeller Pedersen to a Danish record of 1:06.20 in her wake; Mireia Belmonte [Photo: natacio.cat] doubles in 200 ‘fly and ends meet inside 4:06 over 400 free

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Olympic champion Ruta Meilutyte (LTU) fell just 0.01sec shy of the European record she set over 100m breaststroke in Monaco last Saturday, her 1:05.21 victory in the concluding session of the Barcelona round of the Mare Nostrum Tour drawing Rikke Moeller Pedersen to a Danish record of 1:06.20 in her wake; Mireia Belmonte [Photo: natacio.cat] doubles in 200 ‘fly and ends meet inside 4:06 over 400 free

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SwimFanFinland

A strong performance in 400 free from Belmonte-Garcia, and soon after 200 fly, which is not one of the easiest events in swimming. It seems Hosszu didn’t give her best in 200 fly with her time of 2:16.62. In preliminaries she posted a time of 2:11.70. I presume that she tried to preserve herself but for what? I believe Hosszu tried to achieve the highest possible number of FINA points in 200IM which was the next event for Women.

And “DanishSwimFan” can be more than happy about Møller-Pedersen’s 100m breast :). New PB! The time would have entitled her to the podium place in London. I am confident she is easily capable of inside 1:06 at Word Championships. If so, there begins to be some justified medal prospects also in 100m breast due to Soni’s absence this year.

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