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Ruta Meilutyte wins 100 breaststroke at world swimming championships; Jessica Hardy takes bronze (video)

Spain Swimming Worlds

Lithuania’s Ruta Meilutyte reacts after winning the gold medal in the Women’s 100m breaststroke final at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, July 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)


No world record this time for the Lithuanian 16-year-old Ruta Meilutyte, who broke Jessica Hardy‘s world mark in the semifinals Tuesday. She adds the world title to her Olympic gold in 2012. Efimova, fourth at 2011 worlds, was expected to win silver and followed through. Hardy wins her first individual medal in this event since a 2005 silver.

Gold: Ruta Meilutyte (LTU) 1:04.42

Silver: Yuliya Efimova (RUS) 1:05.02
Bronze: Jessica Hardy (USA) 1:05.52
4. Rikke Pedersen (DEN) 1:05.93
5. Breeja Larson (USA) 1:06.74
6. Viktoriya Solntseva (UKR) 1:06.81
7. Marina Garcia (ESP) 1:07.08
8. Jennie Johansson (SWE) 1:07.41

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