Meilutyte sets another world leading time as Proud wins bronze

PLYMOUTH Leander swimmer Ruta Meilutyte set another world leading time on the second day of the Mare Nostrum Series in Canet-en-Rousillion.

Just 24 hours after clocking 1:05.46 in the 100m breaststroke event, which was the fastest time of the year, Meilutyte swam 29.88 seconds for the 50m race.

Her time was a new meet record and again knocked controversial Russian Yulia Efimova (30.39) of the top of the 2015 rankings.

Proud6.jpgDutch swimmer Moniek Nijhuis was second in Canet on Sunday evening in the one-length race with a time of 30.77. No other swimmers finished under 31 seconds.

Meanwhile, Meilutyte’s Leander team-mate Ben Proud, representing Great Britain, won a bronze medal in the men’s 50m butterfly with a time of 23.82. Proud (pictured left) was just edged out for second by one hundredth of a second by France’s Mehdy Metella. Hungarian Laszlo Cseh won in 23.68.


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