Ruta Meilutyte named 2013 Best European Young Athlete


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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.

Ruta Meilutyte after winning the 50 breast at Istanbul 2012

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