Istanbul 2012 Day 2: Le Clos and Meilutyte post championships records

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At the FINA 2012 World Swimming Championships (25m) in Istanbul today, South Africa’s Chad Le Clos and Lithuania’s Ruta Meilutyte posted new championships records, Le Clos with a time of 48.82 in the men’s 100 butterfly and Meilutyte with a time of 29.44 in the women’s 50 breaststroke. Japan’s Daiya Seto won the men’s 400 IM in 3:59.15, USA’s Matt Grevers a tight fight with Russia’s Stanislav Donets in the men’s 100 backstroke, 49.89 to 49.91, USA’s Oliva Smoliga the women’s 100 backstroke in 56.64, Italy’s Fabio Scozzoli the men’s 100 breaststroke in 57.10, New Zealand’s Lauren Boyle the women’s 800 freestyle in 8:08.62, and USA the men’s 4×200 freestyle in 6:51.40. See a full race report for instance here on SwimmingWorld

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