Coach thought Ruta Meilutyte was going into shock after she won Olympic gold
Plymouth swimmer Ruta Meilutyte is finally coming to terms with what she achieved in the Olympic pool last night.
That is the view of her coach Jon Rudd, who has been with her every step of the way in London.
The 15-year-old Plymouth College pupil caused the biggest upset of the Games so far by winning the women's 100m breaststroke.
Meilutyte cried her eyes out when she received her medal and her country decided not to make her available for the medal winners' press conference.
Rudd admitted this morning to Herald Sport that she had been emotionally drained last night.
"She was suffering emotional fatigue," said Rudd.
"It is a big thing to achieve in sport and it has come earlier than expected.
"Ruta is a bit calmer this morning. She has a lot more colour. I thought she was going into shock last night."