US Ambassador Anne E. Derse congratulates Ruta Meilutyte, winner of the Olympic gold medal in swimming. “Last night, everyone in Lithuania watched the thrilling victory of Ruta Meilutyte. The US Embassy corps joins me in congratulating Ruta on her brilliant achievement for Lithuania. Ruta’s victory sets a powerful example for young people everywhere. I would also like to congratulate the Lithuanian IOC, the national swimming federation and Ruta’s coaches who believed in her talent and supported her on the road to the Olympic gold. Winning is tremendously hard work, and truly takes a team. Congratulations again to Lithuania’s first gold-medalist in swimming Ruta Meilutyte!” said US Ambassador to Lithuania Anne E. Derse.