Aquatics

Ruta forced to settle for second in World Championship final

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PLYMOUTH Leander’s Ruta Meilutyte was unable to defend her World Championship 100m breaststroke title in Kazan.

The 18-year-old Olympic champion and world record holder had to settle for second in Tuesday’s final, with controversial Russian Yuliya Efimova winning in her own country.

Efimova, who served a 16-month ban for failing a drugs test, clocked 1:05.66, with Meilutyte touching in 1:06.36.

Meilutyte was more than two seconds of her own world and championship record.

However, the Plymouth College pupil will get the chance to bounce back in the 50m event.

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