Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)

Teen star Meilutyte carries Lithuania's world gold hopes


VILNIUS, July 27, 2013 (AFP) - Teen star Ruta Meilutyte is Lithuania's golden hope at swimming's world championsh­ips, which started yesterday, a year after bringing the first ever Olympic gold medal in the sport to the Baltic state.

The 16-year-old is a top favourite in the 50m and 100m breaststro­ke in Barcelona, which is an unusual position for the blonde schoolgirl, who was little known outside swimming circles just a year ago.

“I hope she will break her personal records”, Meilutyte's coach Jon Rudd told AFP in a telephone interview.

“She is very athletic and much stronger since the Olympic Games.

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Ruta Meilutyte

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