Meilutyte hits world’s second-fastest 50 breast time, Proud wins again in Sheffield Sunday

After putting up the second-fastest 100 breaststroke in the world this year on the first full day of the Premier Open Meet in Sheffield, England, Ruta Meilutyte added another breaststroking win on day 2.

The Lithuanian Olympic champ was 31.45 to win the girls 50 breaststroke by well over a second. That was actually a tick slower than her time from the heats: 31.06.

Just as with her Saturday swim, that vaults Meilutyte to #2 overall in the world for this season:

2014-2015 LCM Women 50 Breast

2Jennie
JOHANSSON
SWE30.0508/09
3Alia
ATKINSON
JAM30.1108/09
4Yulia
EFIMOVA
RUS30.1308/09
5Jessica
HARDY
USA30.2008/09
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Also repeating as an event winner was her Plymouth Leander teammate Ben Proud. The 20-year-old won the 50 free on Saturday, and added a 50 fly win on Sunday. Proud’s 23.68 was just five hundredths off his season-best, which ranks 5th in the world so far:

2014-2015 LCM Men 50 Fly

2Nicholas
DOS SANTOS
BRA22.9004/10
3Laszlo
CSEH
HUN23.0608/02
4Konrad
CZERNIAK
POL23.0708/02
5Cesar
Cielo
BRA23.1104/10
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Loughboro’s Sophie Smith won twice, taking the 50 free and 100 free. The 20-year-old was 56.23 to win the 100 in a narrow touchout of Shauna Lee (Plymouth Leander) and she was also 26.12 to win the 50.

17-year-old Daniel Cross won the 50 back for Bo Kirklees, going 27.21.

A couple other notable event winners:

  • Derventio 16-year-old Abbie Wood had a nice swim to win the 200 breast, going 2:29.31.
  • Loughboro’s James Wilby won the boys 100 breast – the 21-year-old was 1:01.81.
  • Plymouth Leander’s Joseph Hulme won a couple of events, taking the 200 IM (2:08.04) and 200 back (2:04.50).
  • His younger teammate Sam Dailley also doubled up, taking two wins in the 14&under age group. Dailley won the 100 fly (58.22) and 200 free (2:01.59).

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Interestingly, she was 30.8 going out in the 100 the day before…

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