Updated: 31/07/2012 11:02 | By pa.press.net

Teenager Meilutyte wins swimming gold



Fifteen-year-old Ruta Meilutyte won gold for Lithuania in the 100m breaststroke

Fifteen-year-old Ruta Meilutyte won gold for Lithuania in the 100m breaststroke

Ruta Meilutyte claimed an Olympic gold medal for Lithuania in the 100 metres breaststroke at the Aquatics Centre.

The 15-year-old led from start to finish to touch in one minute 05.47 seconds as she held off a fast-finishing Rebecca Soni, the Beijing silver medallist.

American Matt Grevers claimed the 100m backstroke crown in a new Olympic record while his countrywoman Missy Franklin took the women's equivalent and Frenchman Yannick Agnel won the 200 metres freestyle to claim his second Olympic title in 24 hours.

Romanian shooter Alin George Moldoveanu won a titanic tussle with world number one Niccolo Campriani of Italy to claim Olympic gold in the men's 10m air rifle. Moldoveanu held his nerve with a final shot of 10.3 to hold off his rival, who finished just 0.6 points behind.

There were gold medals in the judo for Japan's Kaori Matsumoto in the women's under-57kg division and Russian Mansur Isaev in the men's under-73kg division.

China's Li Xueying took the gold in the women's 58kg weightlifting division while Kim Un Guk triumphed to win gold in style for North Korea in the men's 62kg competition which saw Olympic and world weightlifting records tumble.

Chinese divers Cao Yuan and Zhang Yanquan claimed victory in the 10 metre platform synchro.

Mexico's German Sanchez and Ivan Garcia Navarro took silver ahead of Nick McCrory and David Boudia of the United States who, with an 8.82 points gap over Tom Daley and Pete Waterfield, were comfortably clear in bronze.

At Wimbledon, top seed Roger Federer eased into round three with a 6-2 6-2 victory over Julien Benneteau while, in the women's event, Serena and Venus Williams claimed straightforward victories but world number one Victoria Azarenka was taken to three sets by Romania's Irina-Camelia Begu.

China retained their gold medal in the men's team gymnastics with Japan second and Great Britain - who were downgraded to third after a Japanese appeal - taking bronze.

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Well done Ruta, it's only a pity you never chose to swim for GB?

 

I don't suppose your family will be the only one that comes here wanting to become british citizens and then show their true colours by shunning GB with participating in the olympics for their homeland?

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Teenager Meilutyte wins swimming goldRuta Meilutyte claimed an Olympic gold medal for Lithuania in the 100 metres breaststroke at the Aquatics Centre.pa.press.net2012-07-31T11:02:222012-07-31T11:02:22Fifteen-year-old Ruta Meilutyte won gold for Lithuania in the 100m breaststrokeRuta Meilutyte claimed an Olympic gold medal for Lithuania in the 100 metres breaststroke at the Aquatics Centre.The 15-year-old led from start to finish to touch in one minute 05.47 seconds as she held off a fast-finishing Rebecca Soni, the Beijing silver medallist.American Matt Grevers claimed the 100m backstroke crown in a new Olympic record while his countrywoman Missy Franklin took the women's equivalent and Frenchman Yannick Agnel won the 200 metres freestyle to claim his second Olympic title in 24 hours.Romanian shooter Alin George Moldoveanu won a titanic tussle with world number one Niccolo Campriani of Italy to claim Olympic gold in the men's 10m air rifle. Moldoveanu held his nerve with a final shot of 10.3 to hold off his rival, who finished just 0.6 points behind.There were gold medals in the judo for Japan's Kaori Matsumoto in the women's under-57kg division and Russian Mansur Isaev in the men's under-73kg division.China's Li Xueying took the gold in the women's 58kg weightlifting division while Kim Un Guk triumphed to win gold in style for North Korea in the men's 62kg competition which saw Olympic and world weightlifting records tumble.Chinese divers Cao Yuan and Zhang Yanquan claimed victory in the 10 metre platform synchro.Mexico's German Sanchez and Ivan Garcia Navarro took silver ahead of Nick McCrory and David Boudia of the United States who, with an 8.82 points gap over Tom Daley and Pete Waterfield, were comfortably clear in bronze.At Wimbledon, top seed Roger Federer eased into round three with a 6-2 6-2 victory over Julien Benneteau while, in the women's event, Serena and Venus Williams claimed straightforward victories but world number one Victoria Azarenka was taken to three sets by Romania's Irina-Camelia Begu.China retained their gold medal in the men's team gymnastics with Japan second and Great Britain - who were downgraded to third after a Japanese appeal - taking bronze.seo_keywordsOlympics medal review M23Fifteen-year-old Ruta Meilutyte won gold for Lithuania in the 100m breaststrokeFifteen-year-old Ruta Meilutyte won gold for Lithuania in the 100m breaststrokeFifteen-year-old Ruta Meilutyte won gold for Lithuania in the 100m breaststrokeFifteen-year-old Ruta Meilutyte won gold for Lithuania in the 100m breaststrokeFifteen-year-old Ruta Meilutyte won gold for Lithuania in the 100m breaststrokeFifteen-year-old Ruta Meilutyte won gold for Lithuania in the 100m breaststrokeFifteen-year-old Ruta Meilutyte won gold for Lithuania in the 100m breaststrokeFifteen-year-old Ruta Meilutyte won gold for Lithuania in the 100m breaststrokeFifteen-year-old Ruta Meilutyte won gold for Lithuania in the 100m breaststrokeFifteen-year-old Ruta Meilutyte won gold for Lithuania in the 100m breaststrokeFifteen-year-old Ruta Meilutyte won gold for Lithuania in the 100m breaststrokeFifteen-year-old Ruta Meilutyte won gold for Lithuania in the 100m breaststrokeFifteen-year-old Ruta Meilutyte won gold for Lithuania in the 100m breaststrokeFifteen-year-old Ruta Meilutyte won gold for Lithuania in the 100m breaststrokeFifteen-year-old Ruta Meilutyte won gold for Lithuania in the 100m breaststrokeFifteen-year-old Ruta Meilutyte won gold for Lithuania in the 100m breaststrokeFifteen-year-old Ruta Meilutyte won gold for Lithuania in the 100m breaststrokeFifteen-year-old Ruta Meilutyte won gold for Lithuania in the 100m breaststrokeFifteen-year-old Ruta Meilutyte won gold for Lithuania in the 100m breaststrokeFifteen-year-old Ruta Meilutyte won gold for Lithuania in the 100m breaststrokeFifteen-year-old Ruta Meilutyte won gold for Lithuania in the 100m breaststrokeFifteen-year-old Ruta Meilutyte won gold for Lithuania in the 100m breaststrokeFifteen-year-old Ruta Meilutyte won gold for Lithuania in the 100m breaststrokeFifteen-year-old Ruta Meilutyte won gold for Lithuania in the 100m breaststrokeFifteen-year-old Ruta Meilutyte won gold for Lithuania in the 100m breaststrokeFifteen-year-old Ruta Meilutyte won gold for Lithuania in the 100m breaststrokeFifteen-year-old Ruta Meilutyte won gold for Lithuania in the 100m breaststrokeFifteen-year-old Ruta Meilutyte won gold for Lithuania in the 100m breaststrokeFifteen-year-old Ruta Meilutyte won gold for Lithuania in the 100m breaststrokeFifteen-year-old Ruta Meilutyte won gold for Lithuania in the 100m breaststrokeFifteen-year-old Ruta Meilutyte won gold for Lithuania in the 100m breaststrokeFifteen-year-old Ruta Meilutyte won gold for Lithuania in the 100m breaststrokeFifteen-year-old Ruta Meilutyte won gold for Lithuania in the 100m breaststrokeFifteen-year-old Ruta Meilutyte won gold for Lithuania in the 100m breaststrokeFifteen-year-old Ruta Meilutyte won gold for Lithuania in the 100m breaststrokeFifteen-year-old Ruta Meilutyte won gold for Lithuania in the 100m breaststrokeFifteen-year-old Ruta Meilutyte won gold for Lithuania in the 100m breaststrokeFifteen-year-old Ruta Meilutyte won gold for Lithuania in the 100m breaststrokeFifteen-year-old Ruta Meilutyte won gold for Lithuania in the 100m breaststroke

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