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Lietuvos Respublika
(Republic of Lithuania)

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Location on Map
IOC Code LTU
Years Hosted Olympics none
Years Attended Olympics Summer: 1924-28, 1992-2012
Winter: 1928, 1992-2010
Medals 2008 Summer 1 gold, 0 silver, 1 bronze
Medals 2010 Winter none
Total Olympic Medals
Gold medal iconGold Silver medal iconSilver Bronze medal iconBronze
5 4 9
National Olympic Committee
National Olympic Committee of Lithuania

Lithuania, after declaring restoration of independence from the Russian Empire in 1918, sent its athletes to the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris for the first time. At first it was considered to send 33 athletes, but then it was decided to limit the delegation to 13 soccer players and 2 cyclists. The soccer players arrived in Paris only a day before the game was scheduled. Lithuania debuted at the Olympic games on May 25, 1924 at 2:40pm (Paris time) when the match between Lithuanian and Swiss teams started. Lithuania lost 9-0 (4-0). The cyclists could not finish the 188 km race because of technical difficulties.

In 1928 Summer Olympics Lithuania had 12 representatives for 4 sports: 2 boxers, 4 cyclists, and 5 athletics and one weightlifter. Juozas Vinča achieved the best results and took 5-7 place in boxing.

In 1932 in Los Angeles, California Lithuania did not participate due to economic difficulties and political controversies surrounding the National Olympic Committee. In 1936 in Berlin, Lithuania was not invited by Germany due to the Memelland/Klaipėda region controversy. In 1940 Lithuania lost its independence to the USSR. After the war Lithuanians participated in the Olympic games with the Soviet Union team. From 1952 to 1988, 86 Lithuanians participated in the Olympics and won 60 medals (57 in Summer and 3 in Winter Olympics).

After declaring independence in 1990, Lithuania has not missed any Olympic games.

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List of medalistsEdit

Summer OlympicsEdit

Medal Name Games Sport Event
Gold medal Template:Sortname Template:Country data ESP 1992 Barcelona 25px Athletics Men's discus throw
Bronze medal National basketball team Template:Country data ESP 1992 Barcelona 25px Basketball Men's competition
Bronze medal National basketball team United States 1996 Atlanta 25px Basketball Men's competition
Gold medal Template:Sortname Template:Country data AUS 2000 Sydney 25px Athletics Men's discus throw
Gold medal Template:Sortname Template:Country data AUS 2000 Sydney 25px Shooting Women's trap
Bronze medal National basketball team Template:Country data AUS 2000 Sydney 25px Basketball Men's competition
Bronze medal Template:Sortname Template:Country data AUS 2000 Sydney 25px Cycling (Road) Women's road race
Bronze medal Template:Sortname
Birutė Šakickienė
Template:Country data AUS 2000 Sydney 25px Rowing Women's double sculls
Gold medal Template:Sortname Template:Country data GRE 2004 Athens 25px Athletics Men's discus throw
Silver medal Template:Sortname Template:Country data GRE 2004 Athens 25px Athletics Women's heptathlon
Silver medal Template:Sortname Template:Country data GRE 2004 Athens 25px Modern pentathlon Men's competition
Silver medal Template:Sortname Template:Country data CHN 2008 Beijing 25px Modern pentathlon Men's competition
Silver medal Template:Sortname Template:Country data CHN 2008 Beijing 25px Sailing Women's Laser Radial class
Bronze medal Template:Sortname Template:Country data CHN 2008 Beijing 25px Athletics Men's discus throw
Bronze medal Template:Sortname Template:Country data CHN 2008 Beijing 25px Modern pentathlon Men's competition
Bronze medal Template:Sortname Template:Country data CHN 2008 Beijing 25px Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 120 kg
Gold medal Template:Sortname Template:Country data GBR 2012 London 25px Swimming Women's 100m breaststroke
Bronze medal Template:Sortname Template:Country data GBR 2012 London 25px Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 74 kg

Medals by sportEdit

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 3 1 1 5
Shooting 1 0 0 1
Swimming 1 0 0 1
Modern pentathlon 0 2 1 3
Sailing 0 1 0 1
Basketball 0 0 3 3
Wrestling 0 0 2 2
Cycling 0 0 1 1
Rowing 0 0 1 1
Total 5 4 9 18

Medal countEdit

See also: All-time Olympic Games medal count
Year Number of athletes Number of sports Gold Silver Bronze
Independent Lithuania
1924 13 2
1928 12 4
The Soviet Union (medals are counted per individuals)
1952 5 3 3
1956 7 4 4 1
1960 4 3 2 1
1964 16 3 1
1968 10 5 2 2 5
1972 8 4 2 1
1976 8 4 2 2 3
1980 16 7 7 1 3
1988 25 9 10 3 2
Independent Lithuania (medals are counted per teams)
1992 46 11 1 1
1996 60 14 1
2000 61 15 2 3
2004 59 13 1 2
2008 71 16 2 3
2012 64 14 2 1 2
Totals 485 20 29 24 25

List of gold medal winnersEdit

No. Name Sport Year
In the Soviet Union
1 Vasilijus Matuševas Volleyball 1968
2 Danas Pozniakas Boxing 1968
3 Vladislavas Česiūnas Canoeing 1972
4 Modestas Paulauskas Basketball 1972
5 Vida Beselienė Basketball 1980
6 Aldona Česaitytė-Nenėnienė Handball 1976 and 1980
7 Lina Kačiušytė Swimming 1980
8 Sigita Mažeikaitė-Strečen Handball 1980
9 Angelė Rupšienė Basketball 1976 and 1980
10 Remigijus Valiulis Athletics 1980
11 Robertas Žulpa Swimming 1980
12 Algimantas Šalna Biathlon 1984
13 Valdemaras Chomičius Basketball 1988
14 Arvydas Janonis Football 1988
15 Artūras Kasputis Cycling 1988
16 Rimas Kurtinaitis Basketball 1988
17 Šarūnas Marčiulionis Basketball 1988
18 Arminas Narbekovas Football 1988
19 Valdemaras Novickis Handball 1988
20 Arvydas Sabonis Basketball 1988
21 Gintautas Umaras Cycling 1988 (twice)
22 Vida Vencienė Skiing 1988
Independent Lithuania
23 Romas Ubartas Discus throw 1992
24 Daina Gudzinevičiūtė Shooting 2000
25 Virgilijus Alekna Discus throw 2000 and 2004
26 Rūta Meilutytė Swimming 2012

ReferencesEdit

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