DOHA – Lithuania’s Ruta Meilutyte scared her world record with a meet mark in the 100 breast semifinals at the FINA World Short Course Championships.
Meilutyte scorched semis with a top time of 1:02.43 in semifinal one. That was good enough to clear her meet record of 1:03.52 from 2012, and overtook Alia Atkinson’s 1:02.54 from the Singapore stop of the FINA World Cup as the top swim in the world this year.
Atkinson kept some fuel in the tank with an easy-speed 1:03.59 for the second seed into finals, while The Netherlands’ Moniek Nijhuis picked up third in 1:03.96 as the only other sub-1:04 of the night.
Australia’s Sally Hunter (1:04.23), China’s Shi Jinglin (1:04.54), Denmark’s Rikke Moller Pedersen (1:04.71), Belgium’s Fanny Lecluyse (1:04.87) and Sweden’s Jennie Johansson (1:05.04) will also move on to the finale.
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- Women’s 200 medley relay finals
- Men’s 50 back semis
- Women’s 100 free finals
- Men’s 50 fly semis
- Women’s 200 back finals
- Men’s 200 breast finals
- Women’s 50 fly finals
- Men’s 400 free finals
- Women’s 100 breast semis
- Women’s 100 IM finals
- Men’s 50 free finals
- Women’s 400 free finals
- Men’s 200 IM finals
- Women’s 400 free relay finals
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