Rytis Sakalauskas

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Rytis Sakalauskas
Medal record
Men's athletics
Competitor for  Lithuania
Silver 2011 Shenzhen 100 m
European Team Championships
Gold 2011 Novi Sad 100 m

Rytis Sakalauskas (born January 1, 1987) is a track and field sprint athlete who competes internationally for Lithuania.

In 2010 he reached world record in alternative indoor 150 m running event. [1][2][3]

At 30 May 2010 in Lausitzer Meeting Sakalauskas reached 100 metres national record. After few months new Lithuanian 100 metres record was reached by Martynas Jurgilas. At IAAF Diamond League he again reached national record – 10.24. in 2011 Lithuanian championships he reached national record of 10.18.

In the 2012 European Championships held in Helsinki, Finland Sakalauskas qualified to the final run. The first final start was called back because Sakalauskas did not move upon start at all, which confused the sending official. The second start was called back because Italy's Simone Collio moved too early and had to be disqualified. Again, in the third start Sakalauskas left himself behind the others and walked back to the start line without any intention of finishing the race. Early before race Sakalauskas announced that he wont start at final because of injury he got after semifinals.

Personal bests[edit]

Event Time (sec) Venue Date
60 metres 6.64 Volgograd, Russia 21 January 2012
100 metres 10.14 Shenzhen, China 17 August 2011
150 metres 15.53 Korsholm, Finland 11 February 2010
200 metres 20.74 Brussels, Belgium 16 September 2011


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Lithuania
2006 Lithuanian Championships Kaunas, Lithuania 1st 100 m
2009 European U23 Championships Kaunas, Lithuania 4th 100 m 10.38
Universiade Belgrade, Serbia 5th 100 m 10.41
5th 4x100 m relay 39.81
Lithuanian Championships Kaunas, Lithuania 1st 100 m
2010 Botnia Games Korsholm, Finland 1st 150 m indoor WR
Memorial Van Damme European Union Cup Brussels, Belgium 2nd 100 m NR
2011 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 15th (sf) 60 m 6.71
Universiade Shenzhen, China 2nd 100 m 10.14
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 9th (sf) 60 m 6.69
European Championships Helsinki, Finland 100 m DNF