[notice noticeType=”info”] Rūta Mėilutytė | Photo:DELFI By Š. Mažeikas
It is not almost news that the Lithuanian young swimmer Rūta mėikutytė won a gold. This time, the young Lithuanian superstar did it yesterday (Saturday) in the women’s 50m breaststroke on Saturday at the 51rst “Sette Colli“ international swimming tournament in Rome, Italy.
Mėilutytė grabbed the spotlight from the rest of the swimmer in the tournament with a great time in the women’s 50-meter breaststroke race. The Lithuanian swam the distance with a great time of 29.90 seconds in order to win the gold. Beside the gold, Mėilutytė smashed Leisel Jones’ 2008 meet record of 30.82 seconds. Lithuania’s star also beat her own top time of the year this year of 29.92 seconds from the British National Championships in Glasgow. Sweden’s Jennie Johansson got the second place and the silver medal after she touched the wall after 30.56 seconds and claimed also her best result in this year. The Netherlands’ Moniek Nijhuis earned her way to the third place with 31.08 seconds.
Meanwhile, another Lithuanian swimmer Giedrius Titenis won his second medal at the same tournament in Italy when he took the second place and the bronze medal in the men’s 50m breaststroke event. Earlier, on Friday, Titenis won a gold medal in the men’s 100m breaststroke.