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Lithuania, after declaring restoration of independence 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.

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Winter appearances
Other related appearances
 Russian Empire (1900–1912)
 Soviet Union (1952–1988)

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 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, Lithuania did not participate due to economic difficulties and political controversies surrounding the National Olympic Committee[citation needed]. In 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Lithuania was not invited by Germany due to 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 three in Winter Olympics).

Since the restoration of its independence in 1990, Lithuania has not missed any Olympic games.


Medal tablesEdit

Medals by summer sportEdit

  Modern pentathlon1214
Totals (12 sports)661325

List of medalistsEdit

Summer OlympicsEdit

Medal Name Games Sport Event
  Gold Romas Ubartas   1992 Barcelona   Athletics Men's Discus Throw
  Bronze Men's basketball team
Romanas Brazdauskis
Valdemaras Chomičius
Darius Dimavičius
Gintaras Einikis
Sergėjus Jovaiša
Artūras Karnišovas
Gintaras Krapikas
Rimas Kurtinaitis
Šarūnas Marčiulionis
Alvydas Pazdrazdis
Arvydas Sabonis
Arūnas Visockas
  1992 Barcelona   Basketball Men's Team Competition
  Bronze Men's basketball team
Arvydas Sabonis
Šarūnas Marčiulionis
Rimas Kurtinaitis
Gintaras Einikis
Artūras Karnišovas
Darius Lukminas
Saulius Štombergas
Eurelijus Žukauskas
Mindaugas Žukauskas
Andrius Jurkūnas
Rytis Vaišvila
Tomas Pačėsas
  1996 Atlanta   Basketball Men's Team Competition
  Gold Virgilijus Alekna   2000 Sydney   Athletics Men's Discus Throw
  Gold Daina Gudzinevičiūtė   2000 Sydney   Shooting Women's Trap Shooting
  Bronze Men's basketball team
Saulius Štombergas
Mindaugas Timinskas
Eurelijus Žukauskas
Darius Maskoliūnas
Ramūnas Šiškauskas
Darius Songaila
Šarūnas Jasikevičius
Kęstutis Marčiulionis
Tomas Masiulis
Dainius Adomaitis
Gintaras Einikis
Andrius Giedraitis
  2000 Sydney   Basketball Men's Team Competition
  Bronze Diana Žiliūtė   2000 Sydney   Cycling Women's Individual Road Race
  Bronze Kristina Poplavskaja
Birutė Šakickienė
  2000 Sydney   Rowing Women's Double Sculls
  Gold Virgilijus Alekna   2004 Athens   Athletics Men's discus throw
  Silver Austra Skujyte   2004 Athens   Athletics Women's heptathlon
  Silver Andrejus Zadneprovskis   2004 Athens   Modern pentathlon Men's event
  Silver Edvinas Krungolcas   2008 Beijing   Modern pentathlon Men's event
  Silver Gintarė Volungevičiūtė   2008 Beijing   Sailing Women's Laser Radial
  Silver Mindaugas Mizgaitis   2008 Beijing   Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 120 kg
  Bronze Virgilijus Alekna   2008 Beijing   Athletics Men's discus throw
  Bronze Andrejus Zadneprovskis   2008 Beijing   Modern pentathlon Men's event
  Gold Laura Asadauskaitė   2012 London   Modern pentathlon Women's event
  Gold Rūta Meilutytė   2012 London   Swimming Women's 100 m breaststroke
  Bronze Evaldas Petrauskas   2012 London   Boxing Men's lightweight
  Bronze Austra Skujyte   2012 London   Athletics Women's heptathlon
  Bronze Aleksandr Kazakevič   2012 London   Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 74 kg
  Silver Mindaugas Griškonis
Saulius Ritter
  2016 Rio de Janeiro   Rowing Men's double sculls
  Bronze Milda Valčiukaitė
Donata Vištartaitė
  2016 Rio de Janeiro   Rowing Women's double sculls
  Bronze Aurimas Didžbalis   2016 Rio de Janeiro   Weightlifting Men's 94 kg
  Bronze Aurimas Lankas
Edvinas Ramanauskas
  2016 Rio de Janeiro   Canoeing Men's K-2 200 m

List of gold medal winnersEdit

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

  • "Lithuania". International Olympic Committee.
  • "Results and Medalists — Lithuania". International Olympic Committee.
  • "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee.
  • "Lithuania".
  • The European Olympic Committees