Airinė Palšytė

Airinė Palšytė (born 13 July 1992 in Kaunas, Lithuania) is a Lithuanian high jumper. She won gold medal at the 2017 European Athletics Indoor Championships.

Airinė Palšytė
Airinė Palšytė 2015.jpg
Airine Palsyte at the Doha Diamond League in Doha, Qatar, May 2015
Personal information
Born (1992-07-13) 13 July 1992 (age 27)
Kaunas, Lithuania
EducationVilnius University[1]
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight63 kg (139 lb)
Country Lithuania
SportTrack and field
Event(s)High jump
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals2012: 11th
2016: T13th
Personal best(s)
  • Outdoor: 1.98 NR
  • Indoor: 2.01 NR

Personal lifeEdit

In 1998, Palšytė enrolled at the Simono Stanevičiaus Secondary School in Vilnius. From 2006 to 2010, she studied at Žemyna's gymnasium, also in Vilnius. In 2010, she started studying business information management at Vilnius University, Faculty of Communications. After completing her undergraduate degree, she began her Master's studies at Vilnius University, Faculty of Economics (Marketing and Integrated Communications).

Athletic careerEdit

At the 2008 Lithuanian Athletics Championships, Palšytė finished second and won her first seniors national championships medal. At the 2010 Lithuanian Athletics Championships, she won her first national gold medal.

Her personal best is 2.01 metres, achieved on Saturday, March 4, 2017, winning the gold medal at the European indoor championships.[2] It is also new national high jump record and new 2017 indoor World Lead. Her personal best outdoors jump is 1.98 metres, achieved both in July and repeated in August 2014 in Kaunas and Eberstadt.[3]


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing   Lithuania
2008 World Junior Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 19th (q) 1.74 m
2009 World Youth Championships Brixen, Italy 4th 1.82 m
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 16th (q) 1.85 m
World Junior Championships Moncton, Canada 2nd 1.89 m
2011 Universiade Shenzhen, China 2nd 1.96 m (=NR)
European Indoor Championships Paris, France 19th (q) 1.85 m
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 9th (q) 1.92 m
European Championships Helsinki, Finland 9th 1.89 m
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 11th 1.89 m
2013 European U23 Championship Tampere, Finland 2nd 1.92 m
World Championships Moscow, Russia 12th 1.89 m
2014 World Indoor Championships Sopot, Poland 10th (q) 1.92 m
European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 13th 1.90 m
2015 European Indoor Championships Prague, Czech Republic 4th 1.94 m
Universiade Gwangju, South Korea 1st 1.84 m
World Championships Beijing, China 14th (q) 1.89 m
2016 World Indoor Championships Portland, United States 4th 1.96 m
European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 2nd 1.96 m
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 13th 1.88 m
2017 European Indoor Championships Belgrade, Serbia 1st 2.01 m
World Championships London, United Kingdom 7th 1.92 m
Universiade Taipei, Taiwan 3rd 1.91 m
2018 European Championships Berlin, Germany 4th 1.96 m
2019 European Indoor Championships Glasgow, United Kingdom 3rd 1.97 m
World Championships Doha, Qatar 22nd (q) 1.85 m


  1. ^ 2017 Universiade bio
  2. ^ "Airine Palsyte IAAF Profile". IAAF. Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  3. ^ Airinė Palšytė at World Athletics

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