Laura Asadauskaitė

Laura Asadauskaitė-Zadneprovskienė (born 28 February 1984 in Vilnius) is a Lithuanian modern pentathlete. She won the gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and achieved an Olympic record score. Asadauskaitė also competed in three other Olympics, 2008 in Beijing, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, and in 2021 in Tokyo Olympics in which she was awarded with the silver medal. She has been European and World Champion in pentathlon.

Laura Asadauskaitė
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Laura Asadauskaitė in victory ceremony at 2012 Olympics
Personal information
Born (1984-02-28) 28 February 1984 (age 38)
Vilnius, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
Height1.6 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight48 kg (106 lb)
Sport
Country Lithuania
SportModern Pentathlon
Coached byJevgenij Kliosov, Andrejus Zadneprovskis[1]
Medal record
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2012 London Individual
Silver medal – second place 2020 Tokyo Individual
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2013 Kaoshiung Individual
Gold medal – first place 2014 Warsaw Mixed
Silver medal – second place 2009 London Individual
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Berlin Individual
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Moscow Individual
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Moscow Mixed
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2008 Moscow Team
Gold medal – first place 2008 Moscow Relay
Gold medal – first place 2012 Sofia Individual
Gold medal – first place 2014 Székesfehérvár Mixed
Gold medal – first place 2015 Bath Individual
Gold medal – first place 2016 Sofia Individual
Gold medal – first place 2016 Sofia Team
Gold medal – first place 2019 Bath Individual
Silver medal – second place 2008 Moscow Individual
Silver medal – second place 2012 Sofia Mixed
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Drzonków Mixed
Bronze medal – third place 2019 Bath Team
UIPM Biathle World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2004 Germany Women's senior
Updated on 11 August 2019.

In 2009 Asadauskaitė married modern pentathlete Andrejus Zadneprovskis, a former world champion who won two Olympic medals. The following year she gave birth to a daughter.[2] She is a graduate of Mykolas Romeris University, majoring in Administration and European Union Policy.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  • [1] MSNBC. Laura Asadauskaitė, Modern Pentathlon.
  1. ^ "Penkiakovė: Laura Asadauskaitė, Justinas Kinderis, Gintarė Venčkauskaitė" (in Lithuanian). 15 minučių. 16 June 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Pentathlete Laura Asadauskaitė – Lithuania's golden sportswoman". 15 minučių. 20 August 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2012.
  3. ^ Puikūs MRU studentų startai Londono olimpiadoje

External linksEdit

Awards
Preceded by Best Lithuanian sportsman of the Year
2011
Succeeded by
Preceded by Lithuanian Sportswoman of the Year
2015
Succeeded by
Preceded by Lithuanian Sportswoman of the Year
2019, 2021
Succeeded by
TBC