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Lithuanian 15-year-old Ruta Meilutyte wins shock gold

Strength, stamina and speed: The incredible pictures which show the sporting prowess of Olympic swimmers

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World Swimming Championships: Ruta Meilutyte storms to record

Lithuania's Ruta Meilutyte broke the 100m breaststroke world record in the World Championship semi-finals.

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Plymouth schoolgirl, 15, wins stunning swimming gold medal... unfortunately she's competing for Lithuania!

Lithuania's Ruta Meilutyte poses with her gold medal after winning in the 100m breastroke final - she lives in Plymouth in the West Country.

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In pictures: Ruta Meilutyte's record-breaking World Swimming Championships

Ruta Meilutyte - a Lithuanian swimmer. Despite her success, she is down to earth and has a great personality. A true role model.

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World Swimming: Ruta Meilutyte & Katie Ledecky win world titles

Lithuania's Ruta Meilutyte added the 100m breaststroke world title to her Olympic gold with victory in Barcelona. United States teenager Katie Ledecky won the 1500m, knocking six seconds off the world record to finish in 15.36.53, ahead of Denmark's Lotte Friis.

The breaststroke is one of the most complicated strokes to learn. Technically speaking, it is completely different from all the others...

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Best pictures of London 2012 - Day 4

Jul 30 Lithuania's Ruta Meilutyte won gold in the 100m breaststroke aged just 15

The 50 best images of the London 2012 Olympic Games

Ruta Meilutyte of Lithuania talks to BBC Sport presenter Sharron Davies after winning the women's 100m breaststroke final - London 2012 Olympics

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