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Video: Ruta Meilutyte breaks world record in 100 breaststroke

Swimming - 15th FINA World Championships: Day Ten

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 29: Ruta Meilutyte of Lithuania celebrates as she sets a new world record time of 1:04.35 in the Swimming Women’s 100m Breaststroke Semifinal 2 on day ten of the 15th FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi on July 29, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

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Ruta Meilutyte broke the world record by one tenth, the first world record set this year. Meilutyte, who stunned Rebecca Soni to win Olympic gold at age 15, was .07 off the world record in the prelims. Jessica Hardy was the previous world-record holder and looks likely to fight for a bronze. Meilutyte is a huge gold-medal favorite, and Yuliya Efimova is a clear pick for silver going into Tuesday’s final.

Advanced To Final
1. Ruta Meilutyte (LTU) 1:04.45 WR
2. Yuliya Efimova (RUS) 1:05.29
3. Rikke Moller Pedersen (DEN) 1:05.99
4. Jessica Hardy (USA) 1:06.10
5. Breeja Larson (USA) 1:06.61
6. Viktoria Solnceva (UKR) 1:06.67
7. Jennie Johansson (SWE) 1:06.96
8. Marina Garcia (ESP) 1:07.12

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