A golden Lithuania

Ruta Meilutyte

Ruta Meilutyte

The 15 year old  Rūta Meilutytė,  won the first gold medal for Lithuania at the London Olympics yesterday.

After a phenomenal time in the semi-finals, where she broke the European record and swam the fourth fastest time in history, she won the gold metal like a “superwoman” reported his coach to BBC  “I can’t believe it. It’s all too much for me. I just can’t believe it,” Rūta said to the BBC reporter.

The Lithuanian swimmer, is at her first Olympic games, is originary from Kaunas but she lives in UK with her father and where she was preparing for the Olympics games.

Yesterday evening all lithuania was watching on tv her performance and also the President Grybauskaite postponed her way back to Lithuania to be present to the final event of the 100m breastroke.

At age 15, she is also the youngest Lithuanian athlete to win an Olympic gold medal. In the semi-final the previous day, she broke the European record in the 100m breastroke with a time of 1:05:21 pop over to this site.

Ruta is a swimming scholar at Plymouth College and is coached by Jon Rudd at the internationally acclaimed Plymouth Leander Swimming programme.