Ruta won the Plymouth Herald Sports Personality of the Year and the University was the key sponsor. Ruta was unable to make the ceremony on the night, so Professor Cara Aitchison presented the award to her at the Life Centre.
Ruta Meilutyte is the fastest female breast-stroke swimmer of all time. Ruta Meilutyte dazzled millions of world-wide watchers with her incredible Gold-winning swim at London 2012.
Ruta’s coach is Jon Rudd, one of the University’s many alumni and gifted sports professionals. He is England Head Coach, Commonwealth Games 2014. Jon Rudd has remained in Plymouth and coaches a selection of champion swimmers, including the St Mark & St John student, Ben Proud.
Photograph by Herald Plymouth
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