Meilutyte: 28.89 World Textile Best & European Record

Farewell to Ruta Meilutyte's junior years [photo: Arena]

A day after scorching a world record of 1:02.36 in the 100m breaststroke at the Moscow round of the 2013 FINA World Cup, Ruta Meilutyte (LTU) fell just 0.09sec of becoming the first woman since Penny Heyns (RSA) in 1999 to hold the 50 and 100m global marks both long- and short-course simultaneously; Olympic and world champion takes dash in 28.89 for European record; Meilutyte then takes 2nd gold ahead of Katinka Hosszu in 100IM; storming sprints from Sarah Sjostrom and Vlad Morozov; plus an ‘official WR’ in 4×50 mixed free

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A day after scorching a world record of 1:02.36 in the 100m breaststroke at the Moscow round of the 2013 FINA World Cup, Ruta Meilutyte (LTU) fell just 0.09sec of becoming the first woman since Penny Heyns (RSA) in 1999 to hold the 50 and 100m global marks both long- and short-course simultaneously; Olympic and world champion takes dash in 28.89 for European record; Meilutyte then takes 2nd gold ahead of Katinka Hosszu in 100IM; storming sprints from Sarah Sjostrom and Vlad Morozov; plus an ‘official WR’ in 4×50 mixed free

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