Ruta-Meilutyte

Rūta Meilutytė (b. 1997) is a professional swimmer from Lithuania. She is currently the world record holder in three events: 50-meter and 100-meter breaststroke (long course) and 100-meter breaststroke (short course).

She has set several national and European records, breaking even her own. By the age of 15 she had broken 11 Lithuanian records in women’s swimming. At the same age she won a gold medal in the 2012 London Olympics, becoming the youngest athlete from her country to do so.

Rūta Meilutytė is a Lithuanian swimmer, Olympic gold medalist, and world record holder. She is the current world record holder of long distance. At the age of 15, she had already broken eleven Lithuanian women’s swimming records. . At the age of 17 she is also the first and the only swimmer in history to win all the possible swimming titles in all age groups. This year at 19th of March, she turned 18.

La nadadora lituana Ruta Meilutyte conquistó, con sólo 15 años, la medalla de oro de la prueba de 100 metros braza, en un tiempo de 1 minuto, 05 segundos y 47 centésimas, este lunes en el centro acuático de los Juegos Olímpicos de Londres 2012.

Meilutyte superó a la vigente bicampeona mundial estadounidense Rebecca Soni, que revalidó la plata lograda hace cuatro años en Pekín con 1:05.55, y a la japonesa Satomi Suzuki, bronce con 1:06.46.