Rūta Meilutytė finished seventh in the Olympic 100m breaststroke swimming finals, disappointing her own and her fans’ hopes for a second Olympic gold. Doctors who worked with the Lithuania swimmer say that the season has been very difficult for Meilutytė who suffered an injury last year.
Although the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has refrained from banning the entire Russian delegation from the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, the ticket to Brazil will not be extended to swimmer Yuliya Efimova and other Russian athletes who have been entangled in doping scandals.
Lithuanian swimmer Rūta Meilutytė ended the season with the best results. A year of work, the intensive season and three competitions within two weeks brought to Meilutytė something that no athlete had ever achieved. She added a gold medal from the European championship to her collection of trophies and now she has a full set of gold medals from all highest-grade competitions. […]