Austra Skujytė

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Austra Skujytė
Austra Skujyte Paris 2011.jpg
Skujytė in European Championships 2011
Personal information
Born (1979-08-12) August 12, 1979 (age 35)
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Weight 76 kg (168 lb)[1]
Country  Lithuania
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Heptathlon
Updated on 4 August 2012.

Austra Skujytė (born 12 August 1979 in Biržai) is a Lithuanian athlete, competing in both the heptathlon and the decathlon. On 15 April 2005 in Columbia, Missouri, she broke the women's decathlon world record, with a score of 8366.

Her personal best in the 7-event heptathlon of 6599 was set on 4 August at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Skujytė graduated with a degree in kinesiology from Kansas State University, where she became the first woman at the school to win multiple NCAA championships, capturing titles in the heptathlon in 2001 and 2002. In 2002, she also took second in the NCAA in the shot put competition.


Year Tournament Venue Result Event
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 12th Heptathlon
2002 Lithuanian Championships Kaunas, Lithuania 3rd High jump
1st Shot put
2003 Hypo-Meeting Götzis, Austria 2nd Heptathlon
World Championships Paris, France 10th Heptathlon
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 3rd Pentathlon
Hypo-Meeting Götzis, Austria 7th Heptathlon
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 2nd Heptathlon
2005 Hypo-Meeting Götzis, Austria 5th Heptathlon
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 4th Heptathlon
2007 Hypo-Meeting Götzis, Austria 5th Heptathlon
World Championships Osaka, Japan 6th Heptathlon
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 5th Pentathlon
Hypo-Meeting Götzis, Austria 10th Heptathlon
Olympic Games Beijing, China DNF Heptathlon
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 17th Shot put
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 15th Shot put
Lithuanian Championships Kaunas, Lithuania 2nd Discus throw
1st Shot put
European Championships Barcelona, Spain 12th Shot put
2011 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 2nd Pentathlon
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 8th Heptathlon
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 3rd Pentathlon
European Championships Helsinki, Finland 11th Shot put
Olympic Games London, Great Britain 5th Heptathlon


  1. ^ a b "Austra Skujyte's profile at the IAAF site". Retrieved 2012-08-08.