Lithuania at the Paralympics

Lithuania, following its independence from the Soviet Union, made its Paralympic Games début at the 1992 Summer Paralympics in Barcelona, with a delegation of four athletes in track and field. This first delegation was notably successful, with all four athletes winning at least one medal, and female runner Sigita Kriaučiūnienė sweeping up four medals (three silver and a bronze). Kriaučiūnienė was also part of Lithuania's two person delegation for its first participation in the Winter Paralympics, in 1994. Lithuania has taken part in every subsequent edition of the Summer Paralympics, but has not returned to the Winter Games since 1994.[1]

Lithuania at the
Paralympics
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IPC codeLTU
NPCLithuanian Paralympic Committee
Websitewww.lpok.lt
Medals
Gold
6
Silver
12
Bronze
18
Total
36
Summer appearances
Winter appearances
Other related appearances
 Soviet Union (1988)

Medal talliesEdit

Lithuanians have won a total of thirty Paralympic medals (of which four gold, eleven silver and fifteen bronze), making it the most successful of the Baltic states. All these medals have been won at the Summer Games. Most of them have been won in track and field, but Lithuanians have also had some success in other sports. Jonas Stoškus has twice won bronze in judo (in 1996 and 2004), while Kęstutis Skučas won a silver medal in swimming in 2004, and the Lithuanian men's goalball team won silver in both 2000 and 2008.[2]

Summer ParalympicsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze Total Ranking
1992 Summer Paralympics 0 4 3 7 42nd
1996 Summer Paralympics 3 2 6 11 34th
2000 Summer Paralympics 0 2 1 3 56th
2004 Summer Paralympics 1 1 5 7 50th
2008 Summer Paralympics 0 2 0 2 56th
2012 Summer Paralympics 0 0 0 0 -
2016 Summer Paralympics 2 1 0 3 44th
2020 Summer Paralympics 0 0 3 3 76th

Winter ParalympicsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze Total Ranking
1994 Winter Paralympics 0 0 0 0 -

Medals by sportEdit

SportGoldSilverBronzeTotal
  Athletics591327
  Goalball1203
  Swimming1113
  Judo0033
Totals (4 sports)7121736

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Games Sport Event
  Silver Vytautas Girnius   1992 Barcelona Athletics Men's pentathlon B1
  Silver Sigita Kriaučiūnienė   1992 Barcelona Athletics Women's 800m B1
  Silver Sigita Kriaučiūnienė   1992 Barcelona Athletics Women's 1500m B1
  Silver Sigita Kriaučiūnienė   1992 Barcelona Athletics Women's 3000m B1
  Bronze Sigita Kriaučiūnienė   1992 Barcelona Athletics Women's 400m B1
  Bronze Danutė Smidek   1992 Barcelona Athletics Women's 800m B2
  Bronze Malda Baumgartė   1992 Barcelona Athletics Women's pentathlon PW3-4
  Gold Aldona Grigaliūnienė   1996 Atlanta Athletics Women's long jump F34-37
  Gold Malda Baumgartė   1996 Atlanta Athletics Women's discus throw F41
  Gold Malda Baumgartė   1996 Atlanta Athletics Women's shot put F41
  Silver Kęstutis Bartkėnas   1996 Atlanta Athletics Men's 5000m T11
  Silver Vytautas Girnius   1996 Atlanta Athletics Men's javelin throw F10
  Bronze Saulius Leonavičius   1996 Atlanta Athletics Men's 1500m T11
  Bronze Kęstutis Bartkėnas   1996 Atlanta Athletics Men's 10000m T11
  Bronze Ronaldas Urbonas   1996 Atlanta Athletics Men's shot put F12
  Bronze Sigita Kriaučiūnienė   1996 Atlanta Athletics Women's 800m T10-11
  Bronze Sigita Kriaučiūnienė   1996 Atlanta Athletics Women's 1500m T10-11
  Bronze Jonas Stoskus   1996 Atlanta Judo Men's -78 kg
  Silver Rolandas Urbonas   2000 Sydney Athletics Men's discus throw F12
  Silver Egidijus Biknevicius
Arvydas Juchna
Algirdas Montvydas
Genrik Pavliukianec
Marius Zibolis
  2000 Sydney Goalball Men's team
  Bronze Kęstutis Bartkėnas   2000 Sydney Athletics Men's 5000m T13
  Gold Aldona Grigaliūnienė   2004 Athens Athletics Women's shot put F37/38
  Silver Kestutis Skucas   2004 Athens Swimming Men's 50m backstroke S4
  Bronze Kęstutis Bartkėnas   2004 Athens Athletics Men's 10000m T13
  Bronze Linas Balsys   2004 Athens Athletics Men's marathon T13
  Bronze Rolandas Urbonas   2004 Athens Athletics Men's discus throw F12
  Bronze Algirdas Tatulis   2004 Athens Athletics Men's discus throw F42
  Bronze Jonas Stoskus   2004 Athens Judo Men's -90 kg
  Silver Aldona Grigaliūnienė   2008 Beijing Athletics Women's shot put F37/38
  Silver Arvydas Juchna
Saulius Leonavicius
Nerijus Montvydas
Genrik Pavliukianec
Zydrunas Simkus
Marius Zibolis
  2008 Beijing Goalball Men's team
  Gold Mindaugas Bilius   2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics Men's shot put F37
  Gold Mantas Brazauskis
Nerijus Montvydas
Mantas Panovas
Genrik Pavliukianec
Justas Pazarauskas
Mindaugas Suchovejus
  2016 Rio de Janeiro Goalball Men's team
  Silver Mindaugas Bilius   2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics Men's discus throw F37

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