2018 FINA SHORT COURSE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Tuesday, December 11th – Sunday, December 16th
- Hangzhou, China
- Tennis Centre, Hangzhou Olympic & International Expo Center
- SCM (25m)
- Prelims: 9:30 am local, 8:30 pm ET / Finals: 7:00 pm* local, 6:00* am ET
- *The final night of finals will be one hour earlier, starting at 6:00 pm local and 5:00 am ET
- Live Results (Omega)
With only two individual events on the schedule, Lithuanian Ruta Meilutyte was the lone individual scratch from day 6 prelims at the 2018 Short Course World Championships in Hangzhou, as she opted out of the women’s 200 breaststroke.
The 21-year-old came into the event seeded 14th with a time of 2:22.21, her personal best time that she swam in August of last year on the World Cup circuit.
This caps a relatively disappointing meet for Meilutyte. She did win silver in the women’s 50 breast, but had finished 14th in the 100 breast, 12th in the 100 IM, and 32nd in the 50 free.
Also scratching out of prelims was five different relays. The South African women dropped the 4×50 free, the Brazilian women scratched the 4×100 medley, and the Swedish, Polish and South African men all opted out of the men’s 4×100 medley.
In addition to these events, the men’s 200 back will also be contested during the final preliminary session.