Ruta Meilutyte of Lithuania wins the women’s 100m breaststroke gold medal at the London Olympics 2012. She grabs a gold medal for her country. She became the youngest swimmer to ever win the women’s 100m breaststroke. She defeated the most experienced swimmer American Rebecca Soni, is an American international swimmer. Soni is a three-time Olympic medalist.
Lithuania’s Ruta Meilutyte reacts after winning gold in the women’s 100m breaststroke final at the London Olympic 2012 Games at the Aquatics Centre REUTERS/MICHAEL DALDER. She became the first swimmer for her country to win an Olympic medal.
Just 8 seconds gap between Meilutyte and Soni, Meilutyte got her hands on the wall first in one minute, 05.47 seconds. Wherein Sonia go her hands on the wall second in one minute, 05.55. Japan’s Satomi Suzuki finished the game in 1 minute, 06.46 seconds, she grabs the third place.
Earlier, Australia’s swimmer Leisel Jones, the defending Olympic champion 2008 who won a silver medal at the 2000 Sydney Games when she was 15. She was the youngest swimmer to win the silver medal in women’s 100m breaststroke. But now Meilutyte traveled an ahead to Jones and set the record as the youngest swimmer to ever win the women’s 100m breaststroke.