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Lithuanian, 16, sets world record

Updated: July 29, 2013, 3:07 PM ET
Associated Press

BARCELONA, Spain -- For Ruta Meilutyte, a gold medal would merely be a bonus.

She's already grabbed what she came for at these world swimming championships.

A breakout star at last year's London Olympics, the 16-year-old from Lithuania set the first world record of the meet Monday night -- in the semifinals of the 100-meter breaststroke, no less.

Meilutyte will be an overwhelming favorite in the final Tuesday, but she considers the record a bigger accomplishment than a world ...

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