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Lithuania at the 2008 Summer Olympics

Lithuania competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics, held in Beijing, People's Republic of China from August 8 to August 24, 2008.

Lithuania at the
2008 Summer Olympics
Flag of Lithuania.svg
IOC codeLTU
NOCNational Olympic Committee of Lithuania
Websitewww.ltok.lt (in Lithuanian) (in English)
in Beijing
Competitors71 in 16 sports
Flag bearer Šarūnas Jasikevičius (opening)
Gintarė Volungevičiūtė (closing)
Medals
Ranked 56th
Gold
0
Silver
3
Bronze
2
Total
5
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Russian Empire (1900–1912)
 Soviet Union (1952–1988)

MedalistsEdit

AthleticsEdit

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round

Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Vitalij Kozlov 800 m 1:48.96 6 Did not advance
Darius Škarnulis 50 km walk N/A DSQ
Donatas Škarnulis N/A DNF
Tadas Šuškevičius N/A 4:02:45 32
Marius Žiūkas 20 km walk N/A 1:25.36 35
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Virgilijus Alekna Discus throw 65.84 2 Q 67.79  
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Eglė Balčiūnaitė 800 m 2:00.15 4 q N/A 2:02.59 7 Did not advance
Živilė Balčiūnaitė Marathon N/A 2:29.33 12
Rasa Drazdauskaitė N/A 2:35.09 37
Lina Grinčikaitė 100 m 11.43 3 Q 11.33 2 Q 11.50 6 Did not advance
Sonata Milušauskaitė 20 km walk N/A 1:30:26 16
Kristina Saltanovič N/A 1:31:03 19
Rasa Troup 3000 m steeplechase 9:30.21 NR 8 N/A Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Zinaida Sendriūtė Discus throw 54.81 33 Did not advance
Inga Stasiulionytė Javelin throw 55.66 32 Did not advance
Karina Vnukova High jump 1.85 23 Did not advance
Combined events – Heptathlon
Athlete Event 100H HJ SP 200 m LJ JT 800 m Final Rank
Austra Skujytė Result 14.46 1.77 17.02 25.40 NM DNS DNF
Points 914 941 997 850 0 0
Viktorija Žemaitytė Result 14.44 1.74 14.01 25.06 NM DNS DNF
Points 917 903 795 881 0 0

BadmintonEdit

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Kęstutis Navickas Men's singles   Abián (ESP)
W 23–21, 12–21, 21–9
  Pukhov (RUS)
W 21–12, 21–17
  Lee C W (MAS)
L 5–21, 7–21
Did not advance
Akvilė Stapušaitytė Women's singles Bye   Rasmussen (DEN)
L 6–21, 8–21
Did not advance

BasketballEdit

Men's tournamentEdit

Lithuania's men's basketball team qualified for the Olympics by placing third at Eurobasket 2007. Because the reigning world champions (and automatic qualifiers), Spain, were second at that tournament, Lithuania joined Russia to fill out Europe's two continental qualification spots. The Lithuanian team will seek to get past the semifinal round for the first time since beginning to compete separately—in the four tournaments since then, Lithuania has taken three bronze medals and a fourth-place finish.

Roster

The following is the Lithuania roster in the men's basketball tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[1]

Lithuania men's national basketball team – 2008 Summer Olympics roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
PG 4 Kaukėnas, Rimantas 31 – (1977-04-11)April 11, 1977 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Montepaschi Siena  
SG 5 Lukauskis, Mindaugas 29 – (1979-05-19)May 19, 1979 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Lietuvos Rytas  
SF 6 Mačiulis, Jonas 23 – (1985-02-10)February 10, 1985 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) BC Žalgiris  
C 7 Lavrinovič, Darjuš 28 – (1979-11-01)November 1, 1979 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) UNICS Kazan  
G/F 8 Šiškauskas, Ramūnas (C) 29 – (1978-09-10)September 10, 1978 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) CSKA Moscow  
G 9 Prekevičius, Marius 24 – (1984-05-22)May 22, 1984 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) BC Šiauliai  
G/F 10 Jasaitis, Simas 26 – (1982-03-26)March 26, 1982 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) Joventut Badalona  
F 11 Kleiza, Linas 23 – (1985-01-03)January 3, 1985 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) Denver Nuggets  
F/C 12 Lavrinovič, Kšyštof 28 – (1979-11-01)November 1, 1979 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) Montepaschi Siena  
PG 13 Jasikevičius, Šarūnas 32 – (1976-03-05)March 5, 1976 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Panathinaikos BC  
F/C 14 Petravičius, Marijonas 28 – (1979-10-24)October 24, 1979 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) Lietuvos Rytas  
C 15 Javtokas, Robertas 28 – (1980-03-20)March 20, 1980 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) Dynamo Moscow  
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on August 9, 2008
Group play
Qualified for the quarterfinals
Team
Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
  Lithuania 5 4 1 425 400 +25 9 1–0
  Argentina 5 4 1 425 361 +64 9 0–1
  Croatia 5 3 2 399 380 +19 8 1–0
  Australia 5 3 2 457 405 +52 8 0–1
  Russia 5 1 4 387 406 −19 6  
  Iran 5 0 5 323 464 −141 5  
10 August 2008
16:45
Lithuania   79–75   Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 14–11, 20–19, 17–15, 28–30
Pts: Kleiza 13
Rebs: K. Lavrinovič 7
Asts: Jasikevičius 8
Pts: Ginobili 19
Rebs: Oberto 11
Asts: Oberto, Prigioni 3
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Nikolaos Zavlanos (GRE)
12 August 2008
09:00
Iran   67–99   Lithuania
Scoring by quarter: 20–15, 14–31, 19–28, 14–25
Pts: Haddadi 21
Rebs: Sahakian 12
Asts: Amini 4
Pts: Kleiza 22
Rebs: Kleiza 8
Asts: Jasikevičius, Lukauskis, Mačiulis 3
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Eddie Rush (USA)
14 August 2008
16:45
Lithuania   86–79   Russia
Scoring by quarter: 23–24, 21–17, 25–21, 17–17
Pts: Kaukėnas 20
Rebs: Kleiza 11
Asts: Jasikevičius 5
Pts: Holden 25
Rebs: Khriapa 9
Asts: Kirilenko 6
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Nikolaos Pitsilkas (GRE)
16 August 2008
14:30
Croatia   73–86   Lithuania
Scoring by quarter: 15–13, 30–29, 17–16, 11–28
Pts: Ukić 13
Rebs: Banić 7
Asts: Kus 3
Pts: Lukauskis 20
Rebs: K. Lavrinovič 7
Asts: Jasikevičius 6
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Nikolaos Zavlanos (GRE)
18 August 2008
11:15
Australia   106–75   Lithuania
Scoring by quarter: 28–14, 27–15, 20–22, 31–24
Pts: Bogut 23
Rebs: Mills 4
Asts: Anstey 4
Pts: K. Lavrinovič 14
Rebs: K. Lavrinovič 8
Asts: Jasikevičius 5
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Nikolaos Pitsilkas (GRE)
Quarterfinals
20 August 2008
16:45
Lithuania   94–68   China
Scoring by quarter: 19–17, 22–13, 29–23, 24–15
Scoring by half: 41–30, 53–38
Pts: Jasikevičius 23
Rebs: Kleiza 7
Asts: Jasikevičius 6
Pts: Yao 19
Rebs: Yi 9
Asts: Yao 3
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Nikolaos Pitsilkas (GRE)
Semifinals
22 August 2008
20:00
Spain   91–86   Lithuania
Scoring by quarter: 21–19, 19–23, 22–24, 29–20
Scoring by half: 40–42, 51–44
Pts: P Gasol 19
Rebs: Jiménez 7
Asts: Rubio 4
Pts: Jasaitis, Jasikevičius 19
Rebs: Jasaitis 8
Asts: Jasikevičius 6
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Nikolaos Pitsilkas (GRE)
Bronze medal game
24 August 2008
12:00
Lithuania   75–87   Argentina  
Scoring by quarter: 21–24, 13–22, 15–22, 26–19
Scoring by half: 34–46, 41–41
Pts: Šiškauskas 15
Rebs: Šiškauskas, K. Lavrinovič 6
Asts: Jasikevičius 3
Pts: Delfino 20
Rebs: Delfino 10
Asts: Prigioni 7
Wukesong Indoor Stadium, Beijing
Attendance: 11,083
Referees: Eddie Rush (USA)

BoxingEdit

Lithuania qualified three boxers for the Olympic boxing tournament. Semiotas qualified at the 2007 World Championships.[2] Kavaliauskas and Jakšto both earned spots at the second European tournament.[3]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Egidijus Kavaliauskas Light welterweight   Vastine (FRA)
L 2–13
Did not advance
Daugirdas Semiotas Light heavyweight   Shynaliyev (KAZ)
L 3–11
Did not advance
Jaroslavas Jakšto Super heavyweight N/A   Ohwarieme (NGR)
W 11–1
  Price (GBR)
L RSC
Did not advance

CanoeingEdit

SprintEdit

Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Tomas Gadeikis
Raimundas Labuckas
Men's C-2 500 m 1:42.803 4 QS 1:43.299 4 Did not advance
Egidijus Balčiūnas
Alvydas Duonėla
Men's K-2 500 m 1:31.232 5 QS 1:32.887 5 Did not advance

Qualification Legend: QS = Qualify to semi-final; QF = Qualify directly to final

CyclingEdit

RoadEdit

Athlete Event Time Rank
Dainius Kairelis Men's road race 6:39:42 74
Ignatas Konovalovas 6:26:17 29
Edita Pučinskaitė Women's road race 3:32:45 9
Women's time trial 38:55.37 23
Jolanta Polikevičiūtė Women's road race 3:32:45 12
Modesta Vžesniauskaitė 3:33:17 27

TrackEdit

Sprint
Athlete Event Qualification Round 1 Repechage 1 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank
Simona Krupeckaitė Women's sprint 11.222
64.159
5   Reed (USA)
L
  Grankovskaya (RUS)
  Hijgenaar (NED)
W 12.123
59.391
  Pendleton (GBR)
L, L
Did not advance 5th-8th place
  Sanchez (FRA)
  Tsylinskaya (BLR)
  Reed (USA)
L
8
Pursuit
Athlete Event Qualification Semifinals Finals
Time Rank Opponent
Results
Rank Opponent
Results
Rank
Svetlana Pauliukaitė Women's individual pursuit 3:45.691 12 Did not advance
Vilija Sereikaitė 3:36.063 6 Q   Kalytovska (UKR)
3:36.808
6 Did not advance
Omnium
Athlete Event Points Laps Rank
Svetlana Pauliukaitė Women's points race 2 0 12

GymnasticsEdit

ArtisticEdit

Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F V UB BB F V UB BB
Jelena Zanevskaya All-around 13.350 13.875 13.350 13.375 53.950 54 Did not advance

JudoEdit

Athlete Event Preliminary Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Repechage 3 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Albert Techov Men's −60 kg Bye   Guédez (VEN)
L 0000–1000
Did not advance

Modern pentathlonEdit

Athlete Event Shooting
(10 m air pistol)
Fencing
(épée one touch)
Swimming
(200 m freestyle)
Riding
(show jumping)
Running
(3000 m)
Total points Final rank
Points Rank MP Points Results Rank MP points Time Rank MP points Penalties Rank MP points Time Rank MP Points
Edvinas Krungolcas Men's 185 7 1156 21–14 5 904 2:07.63 23 1272 56 4 1144 9:42.65 25 1072 5548  
Andrejus Zadneprovskis 182 17 1120 15–20 24 760 2:02.27 5 1336 28 2 1168 9:25.00 13 1140 5524  
Laura Asadauskaitė Women's 175 25 1036 12–23 =31 688 2:21.76 22 1220 0 2 1200 10:18.95 4 1248 5392 15
Donata Rimšaitė 175 24 1036 17–18 =18 808 2:20.57 21 1236 112 22 1088 10:13.76 3 1268 5436 13

RowingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Mindaugas Griškonis Single sculls 7:28.05 2 QF 6:54.47 2 SA/B 7:20.32 6 FB 7:09.323 8

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; QF=Quarterfinals; R=Repechage

SailingEdit

Women
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Gintarė Volungevičiūtė Laser Radial 3 13 8 1 1 4 21 6 4 CAN 2 42  

M = Medal race; EL = Eliminated – did not advance into the medal race; CAN = Race cancelled;

ShootingEdit

Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Daina Gudzinevičiūtė Trap 69 5 Q 86 5

SwimmingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Saulius Binevičius 200 m freestyle 1:51.80 47 Did not advance
Edvinas Dautartas 200 m breaststroke 2:13.11 31 Did not advance
Rolandas Gimbutis 50 m freestyle 24.36 58 Did not advance
Vytautas Janušaitis 100 m backstroke 55.65 32 Did not advance
200 m individual medley 1:59.63 11 Q 2:00.76 15 Did not advance
Rimvydas Šalčius 100 m butterfly 52.90 34 Did not advance
Giedrius Titenis 100 m breaststroke 1:00.11 6 Q 1:00.66 12 Did not advance
Paulius Viktoravičius 100 m freestyle 49.27 28 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Raminta Dvariškytė 200 m breaststroke 2:33.32 35 Did not advance
Rugilė Mileišytė 50 m freestyle 26.19 39 Did not advance

Table tennisEdit

Athlete Event Preliminary round Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Rūta Paškauskienė Women's singles   Nonaka (BRA)
W 4–0
  Kim M-Y (PRK)
W 4–3
  Tóth (HUN)
L 3–4
Did not advance

WeightliftingEdit

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Ramūnas Vyšniauskas Men's −105 kg 180 10 220 DNF 180 DNF

WrestlingEdit

Key:

  • VT - Victory by Fall.
  • PP - Decision by Points - the loser with technical points.
  • PO - Decision by Points - the loser without technical points.

Men's Greco-Roman
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Aleksandr Kazakevič −66 kg   Siamionau (BLR)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 15
Valdemaras Venckaitis −74 kg Bye   Barrera (PER)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 14
Mindaugas Ežerskis −96 kg   Rezaei (IRI)
W 3–1 PP
  Khushtov (RUS)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance Bye   Mambetov (KAZ)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 7
Mindaugas Mizgaitis −120 kg Bye   Kayaalp (TUR)
W 3–1 PP
  Baroev (RUS)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance Bye   Hashemzadeh (IRI)
W 3–1 PP
  Szczepaniak (FRA)
W 3–1 PP
 

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2008 Olympic Basketball Men (FIBA) – Lithuania roster". FIBA. Retrieved 10 October 2012.
  2. ^ World Boxing Championships Chicago 2007 Archived 2008-09-11 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ 2nd AIBA European Olympic Boxing Qualification Tournament Archived 2008-05-11 at the Wayback Machine