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Lithuanian swimmer Meilutyte named 2013 Best European Young Athlete

BC, Vilnius, 25.11.2013.Print version

Winner of the Olympic Games in London, Lithuanian swimmer Ruta Meilutyte has been selected as 2013 Best European Young (under 19 years) Athlete for the second year in a row, informs LETA/ELTA.


Meilutyte was voted in during the 42nd General Assembly of European Olympic Committees in Rome.


The sixteen year old swimmer received the Piotr Nurowski Prize (named after the President of the Polish Olympic Committee who died in the Polish Air Force plane crash in Russia in 2010) and a EUR 12,000 grant for training and studies.


Meilutyte won gold and silver in 2013 World Aquatics Championships in Spain and as much as four gold and two silver medals in 2013 World Junior Championships in the United Arab Emyrates. This year the Lithuanian swimmer has set new World and European records.

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