Ruta Meilutyte earns gold medals for English Schools

Ruta Meilutyte

Lithuania's Ruta Meilutyte has continued her fantastic form this year with more success, at the World Schools' Championship in Brazil.

Meilutyte, who is based in Plymouth, was swimming for English Schools and won three gold medals.

The 16-year-old took gold in the 100m freestyle, 50m breaststroke and 50m freestyle, but had to pull out of the 100m breaststroke because of illness.

Meilutyte's latest victories took her tally of gold medals in 2013 to 12.

The Plymouth College student and 2012 Olympic gold medallist has enjoyed an astonishing 2013, winning gold medals in events at the World Championships, the Junior World Championships and the Swimming World Cup, as well as setting new world records.

Meilutyte also found herself disqualified from the 200m breaststroke event in Brasilia for an "underwater" finish to her race.

"I guess it's a sign from above that maybe I should just stick to 50 & 100!," she tweeted.external-link

The English Schools team was led by Meilutyte's coach Jon Rudd, with all seven of the swimmers from Plymouth College winning at least one medal each.