Antanas Bagdonavičius

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Zigmas Jukna, Antanas Bagdonavicius, Volodymyr Sterlik, Juozas Jagelavicius 1965.jpg
Zigmas Jukna, Antanas Bagdonavicius, Volodymyr Sterlyk and Juozas Jagelavicius – winners of the 1965 European Championships in the coxless fours
Personal information
Born 15 June 1938 (1938-06-15) (age 76)
Bobėnai, Lithuania
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 85 kg (187 lb)
Sport Rowing
Club Žalgiris Vilnius

Antanas Bagdonavičius (born 15 June 1938) is a retired Lithuanian rower. He competed for the Soviet Union at the 1960, 1964 and 1968 Summer Olympics, winning a silver medal in the coxed pairs in 1960 (with Zigmas Jukna) finishing in fifth and third place in the eights in 1964 and 1968, respectively.[1] Between 1961 and 1967 he won three gold and four silver medals at European and world championships.[2]

In 1963 Bagdonavičius graduated from the Physics Department of Vilnius University. He retired from competitions around the late 1960s, and since 1970 worked as a rowing coach, referee and functionary in Vilnius.[3] He was noted for his calm behavior in any stressing situation.[4]


  • A. Bagdonavičius (1974) Žvilgsnis nuo kranto (in Lithuanian). Gera.
  • A. Bagdonavičius (1983) Взгляд с берега (in Russian). Fizkultura i Sport, Moscow.
  • A. Bagdonavičius (2008) Charta Solemnis. Pro Meritis Olimpicis (in Lithuanian).
  • A. Bagdonavičius (2013) Olimpiniai žiedai (in Lithuanian).