Rūta Meilutytė (born March 19, 1997) in Kaunas, is a Lithuanian swimmer. She holds multiple national records.
In the 2012 London Olympic Games, she won the gold medal in breaststroke 100 meter distance. Rūta Meilutytė completed the distance in 1:05.21 and improved the European record held by Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova since 2009 by 0.59 of a second. Rūta is the first sportswoman to earn an Olympic medal in swimming since Lithuania’s independence was regained and was the youngest Lithuanian representative in those Olympics (being only 15 during the London Olympics). On 21 May 2019, Rūta announced her retirement from professional sports.