Kęstutis Bulota

Kęstutis Bulota

Kęstutis Bulota (23 October 1896 – 1941) was a Lithuanian multi-sport athlete who participated in the 1928 Winter Olympics in speed skating. In 1922 and 1923 he played for the LFLS Kaunas football club. He was the Lithuanian champion in multiple sports, including holding national records in racewalking, the triple jump, and relay sprinting.

In 1928, Bulota become Lithuania's first winter Olympian. His best result was fifth place in the 10,000 metres race. In 1941, Bulota was deported to Siberia by Soviet authorities. He died there, while trying to escape from one of the Gulag labour camps when he was shot by security officers.[1][2]

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  1. ^ "Pirmasis Lietuvos žiemos olimpietis, nušautas sovietų". DELFI (in Lithuanian). 2 November 2017. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Olympians Who Were Killed or Missing in Action or Died as a Result of War". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 24 July 2018.

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