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Ruta Meilutyte Wins Gold In 100-Meter Breaststroke At London Olympics

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Lithuania's Ruta Meilutyte reacts after winning gold in the women's 100-meter breaststroke swimming final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Monday, July 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Lithuania's Ruta Meilutyte reacts after winning gold in the women's 100-meter breaststroke swimming final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Monday, July 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

LONDON -- Fifteen-year-old Ruta Meilutyte of Lithuania won the 100-meter breaststroke at the London Olympics on Monday.

Meilutyte finished in 1 minute, 5.47 seconds to hold off a late charge from world champion Rebecca Soni of the United States, who touched second in 1:05.55.

Satomi Suzuki of Japan finished in 1:06.46 to take bronze.

Defending champion Leisel Jones of Australia was fifth.

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