Lithuania at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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Lithuania at the Olympic Games

Flag of Lithuania
IOC code  LTU
NOC National Olympic Committee of Lithuania
Website www.ltok.lt (Lithuanian) (English)
At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London
Competitors 62 in 14 sports
Flag bearer Virgilijus Alekna[1] (opening)
Jevgenijus Šuklinas (closing)
Medals
Rank: 34
Gold
2
Silver
1
Bronze
2
Total
5
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Other related appearances
Russian Empire (1900–1912)
Soviet Union (1952–1988)

Lithuania competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. This was the nation's eighth appearance at the Summer Olympics. The National Olympic Committee of Lithuania (Lithuanian: Lietuvos tautinis olimpinis komitetas, LTOK) sent a total of 62 athletes to the Games, 39 men and 23 women, to compete in 14 sports. Men's basketball was the only team-based sport in which Lithuania had its representation in these Olympic games.

The Lithuanian team featured past Olympic medalists, including Laser Radial sailor and world champion Gintarė Scheidt, who previously won the silver in Beijing. Trap shooter Daina Gudzinevičiūtė, and discus thrower and two-time Olympic champion Virgilijus Alekna, who became Lithuania's flag bearer at the opening ceremony, made their fifth Olympic appearance as the oldest and most experienced team members. Basketball player Šarūnas Jasikevičius and heptathlete Austra Skujytė, on the other hand, were among the Lithuanian athletes to compete in four Olympic games. Other notable athletes featured swimmer and world bronze medalist Giedrius Titenis, and NBA basketball stars Linas Kleiza and Jonas Valančiūnas (both played for the Toronto Raptors).

Lithuania left London with a total of five Olympic medals (two gold, one silver, and two bronze). Four of these medals were awarded for the first time in boxing, canoeing and swimming, including all gold medals won by women. Among the nation's medalists were 15-year old breaststroke swimmer Rūta Meilutytė, the youngest athlete of the team, who surprisingly won Lithuania's first ever gold medal in her sport,[2] and Laura Asadauskaitė, who became the final Olympic champion in London, after winning the women's modern pentathlon. For the first time since 1996, Lithuania did not win an Olympic medal in athletics. Virgilijus Alekna, who qualified in the men's discus throw, narrowly missed out of the medal standings. Meanwhile, the men's national basketball team failed to advance into the semi-finals for the first time, after losing out to Russia.

Medalists[edit]

Medalists greeting in Vilnius

Competitors[edit]

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 7 13 20
Badminton 0 1 1
Basketball 12 0 12
Boxing 2 0 2
Canoeing 2 0 2
Cycling 2 2 4
Gymnastics 1 1 2
Judo 2 0 2
Modern pentathlon 1 2 3
Rowing 3 1 4
Sailing 2 1 3
Shooting 0 1 1
Swimming 3 1 4
Wrestling 2 0 2
Total 39 23 62

Athletics[edit]

Lithuanian athletes have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event at the 'A' Standard, and 1 at the 'B' Standard):[3][4]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Rytis Sakalauskas 100 m BYE 10.29 6 Did not advance
Tadas Šuškevičius[5] 50 km walk N/A 4:08:16 46
Marius Žiūkas 20 km walk N/A 1:24:45 40
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Virgilijus Alekna Discus throw 63.88 10 q 67.38 4
Povilas Mykolaitis Long jump 7.61 26 Did not advance
Raivydas Stanys High jump 2.16 27 Did not advance
Combined events – Decathlon
Athlete Event 100 m LJ SP HJ 400 m 110H DT PV JT 1500 m Final Rank
Darius Draudvila Result 10.95 7.12 15.17 1.96 50.13 14.87 46.43 4.20 50.16 5:03.14 7557 25
Points 872 842 800 767 809 865 796 673 591 542
Rasa Drazdauskaitė in women's marathon
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Neringa Aidietytė 20 km walk N/A 1:34:01 39
Rasa Drazdauskaitė Marathon N/A 2:29:29 27
Lina Grinčikaitė 100 m BYE 11.19 NR 4 q 11.30 7 Did not advance
Remalda Kergytė Marathon N/A 2:39:01 75
Diana Lobačevskė N/A 2:29:32 28
Kristina Saltanovič 20 km walk N/A 1:31:04 21
Eglė Staišiūnaitė 400 m hurdles 57.79 5 N/A Did not advance
Sonata Tamošaitytė 100 m hurdles 13.59 5 N/A Did not advance
Brigita Virbalytė 20 km walk N/A 1:31:58 26
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Indrė Jakubaitytė Javelin throw 59.05 18 Did not advance
Airinė Palšytė High jump 1.93 =10 q 1.93 11
Zinaida Sendriūtė Discus throw 62.79 10 q 61.68 8
Combined events – Heptathlon
Athlete Event 100H HJ SP 200 m LJ JT 800 m Final Rank
Austra Skujytė Result 14.00 1.92 17.31 25.43 6.25 51.13 2:20.59 6599 5
Points 978 1132 1016 848 927 882 816

Badminton[edit]

Athlete Event Group stage Elimination Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Akvilė Stapušaitytė Women's singles  Jie Y (NED)
L (16–21, 7–21)
 Ingólfsdóttir (ISL)
L (10–21, 16–21)
3 Did not advance

Basketball[edit]

Men's tournament[edit]

Roster

The following is the Lithuania roster in the men's basketball tournament of the 2012 Summer Olympics.[6]

Lithuania men's national basketball team – 2012 Summer Olympics roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
G 4 Kaukėnas, Rimantas 35 – (1977-04-11)11 April 1977 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) Mens Sana Basket Italy
G 5 Kalnietis, Mantas 25 – (1986-09-06)6 September 1986 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) BC Žalgiris Lithuania
F 6 Mačiulis, Jonas 27 – (1985-02-10)10 February 1985 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Mens Sana Basket Italy
G 7 Pocius, Martynas 26 – (1986-04-28)28 April 1986 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Real Madrid Baloncesto Spain
G 8 Seibutis, Renaldas 27 – (1985-07-23)23 July 1985 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) BC Lietuvos rytas Lithuania
F 9 Songaila, Darius 34 – (1978-02-14)14 February 1978 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) CB Valladolid Spain
G 10 Jasaitis, Simas 30 – (1982-03-26)26 March 1982 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Türk Telekom B.K. Turkey
F 11 Kleiza, Linas (C) 27 – (1985-01-03)3 January 1985 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) Toronto Raptors Canada
C 12 Kavaliauskas, Antanas 27 – (1984-09-19)19 September 1984 2.09 m (6 ft 10 in) BK VEF Rīga Latvia
G 13 Jasikevičius, Šarūnas 36 – (1976-03-05)5 March 1976 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) Panathinaikos B.C. Greece
C 14 Valančiūnas, Jonas 20 – (1992-05-06)6 May 1992 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) BC Lietuvos rytas Lithuania
F 15 Jankūnas, Paulius 28 – (1984-04-29)29 April 1984 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) BC Žalgiris Lithuania
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Team manager

Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 29 July 2012
  • (C) – team captain
Group play
Qualified for the quarterfinals
Team
Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
United States 5 5 0 589 398 +191 10
 France 5 4 1 376 378 −2 9
 Argentina 5 3 2 448 424 +24 8
 Lithuania 5 2 3 395 399 −4 7
 Nigeria 5 1 4 338 456 −118 6
 Tunisia 5 0 5 320 411 −91 5
29 July 2012
22:15
v
Argentina  102–79  Lithuania
Scoring by quarter: 24–23, 27–16, 27–22, 24–18
Pts: Scola 32
Rebs: Ginóbili 10
Asts: Ginóbili, Prigioni 6
Pts: Kleiza 20
Rebs: Kleiza 7
Asts: Kalnietis 5
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Carl Jungebrand (FIN), Jorge Carrion (PUR), Vaughan Mayberry (AUS)
31 July 2012
14:30
v
Lithuania  72–53  Nigeria
Scoring by quarter: 14–8, 20–19, 22–13, 16–13
Pts: Songaila 12
Rebs: Kleiza 6
Asts: Jasikevičius 9
Pts: Diogu, Al. Aminu 12
Rebs: Al. Aminu 11
Asts: Al. Aminu 2
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Cristiano Maranho (BRA), Stephen Seibel (CAN), Vitalis Gode (KEN)
2 August 2012
09:00
v
France  82–74  Lithuania
Scoring by quarter: 25–21, 14–22, 20–9, 23–22
Pts: Parker 27
Rebs: Turiaf 10
Asts: Diaw 8
Pts: Kleiza 17
Rebs: Kleiza 7
Asts: Jasikevičius 5
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Christos Christodoulou (GRE), Ilija Belošević (SRB), Jorge Vázquez (PUR)
4 August 2012
14:30
v
Lithuania  94–99 United States
Scoring by quarter: 25–33, 26–22, 21–23, 22–21
Pts: Kleiza 25
Rebs: Pocius 7
Asts: Jasikevičius, Pocius 6
Pts: James, Anthony 20
Rebs: Love 8
Asts: Paul 6
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Recep Ankaralı (TUR), Luigi Lamonica (ITA), Marcos Benito (BRA)
6 August 2012
11:15
v
Tunisia  63–76  Lithuania
Scoring by quarter: 18–7, 17–22, 19–21, 9–26
Pts: Rzig 17
Rebs: Mejri 12
Asts: Mejri 3
Pts: Songaila, Jasikevičius 13
Rebs: Kleiza, Valančiūnas 6
Asts: Kalnietis 9
Basketball Arena, London
Referees: Juan Arteaga (ESP), Saša Pukl (SLO), Felicia Grinter (USA)
Quarter-final
8 August 2012
14:00
v
Russia  83–74  Lithuania
Scoring by quarter: 17–10, 15–17, 22–23, 29–24
Pts: Kirilenko 19
Rebs: Kirilenko 13
Asts: Khryapa 8
Pts: Kaukėnas 19
Rebs: Valančiūnas 9
Asts: four players 3
North Greenwich Arena, London
Referees: Carl Jungebrand (FIN), Pablo Estévez (ARG), Michael Aylen (AUS)

Boxing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Evaldas Petrauskas Lightweight  Varga (HUN)
W 20–12
 Keleş (TUR)
W 16–12
 Valentino (ITA)
W 16–14
 Han S-C (KOR)
L 13–18
Did not advance 3rd
Egidijus Kavaliauskas Welterweight BYE  Evans (GBR)
L 7–11
Did not advance

Canoeing[edit]

Sprint[edit]

Lithuania has so far qualified boats for the following events:

Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Finals
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Egidijus Balčiūnas Men's K-1 200 m 36.173 4 Q 36.495 5 FB 37.995 10
Jevgenijus Šuklinas Men's C-1 200 m 41.288 2 Q 41.483 1 FA 42.792 2nd

Qualification Legend: FA = Qualify to final (medal); FB = Qualify to final B (non-medal);

Cycling[edit]

Ramūnas Navardauskas in men's road time trial.

Road[edit]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Gediminas Bagdonas Men's road race 5:46:37 58
Ramūnas Navardauskas Men's road race 5:46:37 46
Men's time trial 55:12.32 21

Track[edit]

Sprint
Athlete Event Qualification Round 1 Repechage 1 Round 2 Repechage 2 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Opposition
Time
Speed (km/h)
Rank
Simona Krupeckaitė Women's sprint 11.234
64.091
8  Kanis (NED)
W 11.528
62.456
BYE  Panarina (BLR)
W 11.486
62.685
BYE  Vogel (GER)
L
Did not advance 5th place final
 Guerra (CUB)
 Shulika (UKR)
 Panarina (BLR)
W 11.812
5
Keirin
Athlete Event 1st round Repechage 2nd round Final
Rank Rank Rank Rank
Simona Krupeckaitė Women's keirin 2 Q BYE 5 7

BMX[edit]

Athlete Event Seeding Semifinal Final
Result Rank Points Rank Result Rank
Vilma Rimšaitė Women's BMX 42.162 14 19 7 Did not advance

Gymnastics[edit]

Artistic[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB F PH R V PB HB
Rokas Guščinas Pommel horse N/A 14.366 N/A 14.366 17 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F V UB BB F V UB BB
Laura Švilpaitė All-around 12.666 12.233 13.500 11.900 50.299 50 Did not advance

Judo[edit]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Bronze Medal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Karolis Bauža Men's −90 kg  Buffet (FRA)
W 0100–0010
 Iliadis (GRE)
L 0003–0100
Did not advance
Marius Paškevičius Men's +100 kg  Fiakaifonu (VAN)
W 0100–0000
 Silva (BRA)
L 0001–1001
Did not advance

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Athlete Event Fencing
(épée one touch)
Swimming
(200 m freestyle)
Riding
(show jumping)
Combined: shooting/running
(10 m air pistol)/(3000 m)
Total points Final rank
Results Rank MP points Time Rank MP points Penalties Rank MP points Time Rank MP Points
Justinas Kinderis Men's 15–20 =25 760 2:04.35 15 1308 60 12 1140 10:19.34 2 2524 5732 8
Laura Asadauskaitė Women's 23–12 3 952 2:18.67 17 1136 20 3 1180 11:55.64 6 2140 5408 OR 1st
Gintarė Venčkauskaitė 10–25 34 640 2:16.88 11 1160 40 6 1160 11:36.63 2 2216 5176 12

Rowing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Mindaugas Griškonis Single sculls 6:46.56 4 R 7:00.19 1 Q 7:00.80 3 SA/B 7:31.72 5 FB 7:15.32 8
Rolandas Maščinskas
Saulius Ritter
Double sculls 6:17.78 =2 SA/B Bye N/A 6:21.62 2 FA 6:42.96 6
Women
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Donata Vištartaitė Single sculls 7:43.07 2 Q BYE 7:45.68 3 SA/B 7:56.05 5 FB 7:47.94 8

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; Q=Quarterfinals; R=Repechage

Sailing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Juozas Bernotas RS:X 9 13 13 8 9 13 11 17 27 27 EL 120 12
Rokas Milevičius Laser 37 37 33 38 43 37 40 43 31 46 EL 339 42
Women
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Gintarė Scheidt Laser Radial 2 13 9 10 3 14 11 7 7 6 14 82 6

M = Medal race; EL = Eliminated – did not advance into the medal race;

Shooting[edit]

Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Daina Gudzinevičiūtė Trap 66 14 Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Lithuanian swimmers at the 2012 Summer Olympics (Sadauskas, Meilutytė, Janušaitis, and Titenis)
Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Vytautas Janušaitis 100 m butterfly 54.17 39 Did not advance
200 m individual medley 1:59.84 14 Q 2:00.13 13 Did not advance
Mindaugas Sadauskas 100 m freestyle 49.78 28 Did not advance
Giedrius Titenis 100 m breaststroke 59.68 3 Q 59.66 5 Q 1:00.84 8
200 m breaststroke 2:10.36 8 Q 2:09.95 11 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Rūta Meilutytė 50 m freestyle 25.55 26 Did not advance
100 m freestyle 56.33 29 Did not advance
100 m breaststroke 1:05.56 NR 1 Q 1:05.21 EU 1 Q 1:05.47 1st

Wrestling[edit]

Key:

  • VT - Victory by Fall.
  • PP - Decision by Points - the loser with technical points.
  • PO - Decision by Points - the loser without technical points.
Men's Greco-Roman
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Edgaras Venckaitis −66 kg  Serir (ALG)
W 3–1 PP
 Bayakhmetov (KAZ)
W 3–1 PP
 Kim H-W (KOR)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance BYE  Mulens (CUB)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 7
Aleksandr Kazakevič −74 kg BYE  Bácsi (HUN)
W 5–0 VB
 Rosengren (SWE)
W 3–1 PP
 Vlasov (RUS)
L 0–3 PO
BYE  Madsen (DEN)
W 3–0 PO
3rd

References[edit]