Ruta Meilutyte wins her 2nd gold medal at 2017 European Championship

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COPENHAGEN – Lithuania’s Ruta Meilutyte earned gold in the women’s 100m breaststroke with her time of 1:03.79, which was just enough to edge silver-medalist Finland’s Jenna Laukkanen who swam a 1:04.25, on Saturday at the 2017 European Swimming Championship in Copenhagen.

The bronze went to Spain’s Jessica Vall Montero in 1:04.80. Fourth place was earned by Italy’s Arianna Castiglioni who posted a 1:05.00 while fifth was taken by Ireland’s Mona McSharry in 1:05.01. Taking sixth and seventh was Sweden’s Sophie Hansson and Belgium’s Fanny Lecluyse. Denmark’s Rikke Moeller Pedersen took eighth.

This was Meilutyte’s second gold medal at this years championship in Copenhagen. Earlier this week, she took the gold in the 50m breaststroke. These are Meilutyte’s first European Championship wins since 2014.

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