Lithuanian shatters Meares' 500m world record

Simona Krupeckaite (Lithuania)

Simona Krupeckaite (Lithuania) (Image credit: AFP)

Lithuania's Simona Krupeckaite stunned the crowd at the UCI World Track Championships in Pruszkow, Poland, by winning the women's 500m time trial with a new world record, 33.296 seconds. Krupeckaite, winner of the event at the Cali and Beijing World Cups, posted a blazing 54.06 km/h pace to shatter Australian Anna Meares' world record by 0.292 seconds.

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