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 40)
Biržai, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Weight76 kg (168 lb)[1]
Country Lithuania
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 8358. She is the 2004 Olympic silver medalist and 2012 Olympic bronze medalist in the heptathlon. The later medal was allocated retrospectively following the disqualification in 2016 of original medalist Tatyana Chernova for historic doping offences.[2]

Her personal best in the 7-event heptathlon of 6599 was set on 4 August at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. During that competition she set the World Heptathlon Best in the Shot Put at 17.31 m (56 ft 9 14 in). She is an eight time national champion in the Shot Put. She has also won National Championships in the Discus, 100 metres hurdles twice and Long jump three times.[3][4]

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 Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Lithuania
1998 World Junior Championships Annecy, France 6th Heptathlon 5606 pts
1999 European U23 Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 6th Heptathlon 5613 pts
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 12th Heptathlon 6034 pts
2001 European U23 Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 3rd Heptathlon 6087 pts
2002 Lithuanian Championships Kaunas, Lithuania 3rd High jump 1.75 m
1st Shot put 16.20 m
2003 Hypo-Meeting Götzis, Austria 2nd Heptathlon 6213 pts
World Championships Paris, France 10th Heptathlon 6077 pts
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 3rd Pentathlon 4679 pts
Hypo-Meeting Götzis, Austria 7th Heptathlon 6233 pts
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 2nd Heptathlon 6435 pts
2005 Hypo-Meeting Götzis, Austria 5th Heptathlon 6386 pts
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 4th Heptathlon 6360 pts
2007 Hypo-Meeting Götzis, Austria 5th Heptathlon 6277 pts
World Championships Osaka, Japan 6th Heptathlon 6380 pts
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 5th Pentathlon 4655 pts
Hypo-Meeting Götzis, Austria 10th Heptathlon 6235 pts
Olympic Games Beijing, China Heptathlon DNF
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 17th Shot put 17.86 m
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 15th Shot put 17.55 m
Lithuanian Championships Kaunas, Lithuania 2nd Discus throw 53.89 m
1st Shot put 17.25 m
European Championships Barcelona, Spain 12th Shot put 17.72 m
2011 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 2nd Pentathlon 4706 pts
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 8th Heptathlon 6297 pts
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 3rd Pentathlon 4802 pts
European Championships Helsinki, Finland 11th Shot put 16.53 m
Olympic Games London, Great Britain 3rd Heptathlon 6599 pts
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 14th Heptathlon 5245 pts
2017 European Indoor Championships Belgrade, Serbia 9th (q) Shot put 17.37 m


  1. ^ a b "Austra Skujyte's profile at the IAAF site". Retrieved 2012-08-08.
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  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-09-09. Retrieved 2015-10-09.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)