Vida Vencienė

Vida Vencienė (maiden name Vida Mogenytė; born 28 May 1961 in Ukmergė) is a former cross-country skier who represented the Soviet Union and later Lithuania from 1988 to 1994. She won a gold medal over 10 km and a bronze over 5 km at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary for the Soviet Union.

Vida Vencienė
Country Lithuania
Born (1961-05-28) May 28, 1961 (age 59)
Ukmergė, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
World Cup career
Seasons19861989, 19921994
Individual wins1
Indiv. podiums3
Indiv. starts32
Team starts0
Overall titles0 – (5th in 1988)

Her best finish at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships was seventh in the 30 km event in 1989. She also finished second in a 10 km event in a World Cup event in Leningrad in 1988.

Cross-country skiing resultsEdit

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[1]

Olympic GamesEdit

  • 2 medals – (1 gold, 1 bronze)
 Year   Age   5 km   10 km  15 km  Pursuit   20 km  30 km  4 × 5 km 
 relay 
1988 26 Bronze Gold N/A N/A N/A
1992 30 19 N/A 11 28 N/A 16
1994 32 DNF N/A 32 N/A 25

World ChampionshipsEdit

 Year   Age   5 km  10 km
 classical 
 10 km
 freestyle 
 15 km  Pursuit  20 km  30 km  Sprint   4 × 5 km 
 relay 
1987 25 13 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
1989 27 N/A 10 N/A N/A 7 N/A
1993 31 20 N/A N/A 24 28 N/A 28 N/A

World CupEdit

Season standingsEdit

 Season   Age  Overall
1986 24 19
1987 25 39
1988 26 5
1989 27 14
1992 30 27
1993 31 45
1994 32 48

Individual podiumsEdit

  • 1 victory
  • 3 podiums
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place
1  1987–88  9 January 1988   Leningrad, Soviet Union 10 km Individual C World Cup 2nd
2 14 February 1988   Calgary, Canada 10 km Individual C Olympic Games[1] 1st
3 17 February 1988   Calgary, Canada 5 km Individual C Olympic Games[1] 3rd

Note: 1 Until the 1994 Olympics, Olympic races were included in the World Cup scoring system.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "VENZENE Vida". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 23 December 2019.

External linksEdit