A Plymouth based teenager has tonight become a World Champion. Ruta Meilutyte - who is Lithuanian - won the Women's 100 metres breaststroke final in Barcelona.
The 16-year-old won gold with a time of 1:04.42 - just 7/10ths of a second outside the world record she set in last night's semi-final.
The Plymouth College student trains at the Life Centre, and has been based in the city since she was 13.
Plymouth swimmer Ruta Meilutyte has broken the 100m breaststroke world record in the World Championship semi-finals.
Ruta will compete in the final which takes place on Tuesday evening.
Teenage swimming sensation Ruta Meilutyte has won a second medal at the World Short Course Championships in Turkey. The 15 year-old Plymouth College student gained a silver in the women's 100m individual medley to add to her gold for the 50m breaststroke.
The Lithuanian shot to fame in the summer when she won Olympic gold in the 100m breaststroke.
A Plymouth schoolgirl is celebrating winning an Olympic swimming gold medal at London 2012. Ruta Meilutyte, who is just 15-years-old and represents Lithuania, won the 100metre breaststroke final at the Aquatic Centre in the Olympic Park last night