Ruta Meilutyte Posts World Leader In 100 Breast In Sheffield

Photo Credit: Joao Marc Bosch

SHEFFIELD, England, August 10. LITHUANIA’s Ruta Meilutyte and Great Britain’s Ben Proud posted a couple of quick times today during the final day of competition at the British Gas ASA National Youth Championships in Sheffield.

Meilutyte, who trains at Plymouth Leander, threw down a 1:05.21 in the women’s 17-18 100 breast today, the fastest time in the world this year. Meilutyte already held the top-ranked time of 2014, a 1:05.63 from the British National Championships in early April. Meilutyte added a win in the 17-18 50 free later in the meet, as she touched first in 25.40.

Ben Proud, who already has a couple of wins to his credit at the meet, added another in the men’s 19+ 50 free today. Proud stopped the clock at 21.89, which is just off his seventh-ranked time of 21.76 from the Commonwealth Games.

Canadian Jeremy Bagshaw also picked up a win today in the men’s 19+ 400 free. Bagshaw posted a 3:52.44 to win the event over Bath’s Jay Lelliott (3:53.06) and Sheffield’s Max Litchfield (3:54.22).

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Author: Emily Sampl

Emily Sampl, an editorial assistant for Swimming World Magazine, is a freelance writer for USA Swimming and an assistant coach at Boulder High School and Boulder Elks Swim Team in Colorado. Emily graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Colorado and master's degree in sport administration from the University of Northern Colorado.

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