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Ruta Meilutyte won her first European championship since 2014 in Copenhagen on Wednesday

COPENHAGEN – Lithuania’s Ruta Meilutyte won the European championship in the women’s 50 breast in a time of 29.36, having just enough in the tank to get by Finland’s Jenna Laukkanen at the finish.

Meilutyte finished in 29.26, followed by Laukkanen in 29.77. Not far away was Sophie Hansson, as the Swedish teenager grabbed the bronze in 29.77.

This was Meilutyte‘s first European championship win since 2014.

Poland’s Dominka Sztandera finished fourth in 29.82, and rounding out the field were Island’s Hrafnhilda Luthersdottir (30.06), Italy’s Arianna Castiglioni (30.06), Belgium’s Fanny Lecluyse (30.11) and Russia’s Natalia Ivaneeva (30.31).

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