Gintarė Scheidt

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Gintarė Scheidt
Gintarė Volungevičiūtė-Scheidt.jpg
Personal information
Born (1982-11-12) November 12, 1982 (age 34)[1]
Kaunas, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Weight 64 kg (141 lb)[1]
Sport
Country Lithuania
Achievements and titles
World finals Gold, 2012
Olympic finals Silver, 2008
Updated on 2008.

Gintarė Volungevičiūtė-Scheidt (November 12, 1982) is an Olympic medal-winning dinghy sailor from Lithuania.

Career[edit]

Growing up in Kaunas, she frequently went to the Kaunas Reservoir yacht club, where her uncle worked. Growing fond of sailing, she decided at an early age to take up the sport.[2]

Volungevičiūtė competed in the Olympic debut series for the women's single-handed dinghy class, the Laser Radial, during the 2008 Summer Olympics in China. She was the only sailor in the Lithuanian 2008 Olympic team. Volungevičiūtė won the 4th and 5th fleet races in the Olympic Laser Radial series, as well as the medal race, the last (10th), winning the silver medal.[3]

During a test event for the Olympics China held in 2007, Volungevičiūtė met Brazilian sailor Robert Scheidt, a two-time Laser gold medalist - who would also win a medal in 2008, in the Star class. The two started dating, and married in October 2008, with Gintarė taking his surname.[4] The couple lives in Italy with their two children.[5]

Scheidt was chosen as the Lithuania flag bearer during the 2016 Summer Olympics.[6]

Olympics results[edit]

Year Event Race Final Score Rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
2008 Laser Radial 3 13 8 1 1 4 21 6 4 CAN 1st 42 2
2012 Laser Radial 2 13 9 10 3 14 11 7 7 6 7th 82 6th
2016 Laser Radial 38 1 8 8 12 5 12 21 4 11 4th 90 7th

Other notable international results[edit]

[7]

Year Class Competition Position
2016 Laser Radial – Women Class World Championship 5
Laser Radial – Women Class European Championship 4
2015 Laser Radial – Women Class World Championship 19
2014 Laser Radial – Women ISAF Sailing World Championships 34
2012 Laser Radial – Women Class World Championship 1
2011 Laser Radial – Women ISAF Sailing World Championships 5
2010 Laser Radial – Women Class European Championship 3
2010 Laser Radial - All Lithuanian Championships 1
2008 Laser Radial – Women Class World Championship 4
2007 Laser Radial – Women ISAF Sailing World Championships 21
2007 Laser Radial – Women Class European Championship 4
2007 Laser Radial - All Lithuanian Championships 1
2006 Laser Radial – Women Class European Championship 2
2006 Laser Radial - All Lithuanian Championships 1
2005 Laser Radial – Women Class European Championship 7
2005 Laser Radial – Women Class World Championship 20
2005 Laser Radial – Women Kiel Week 1
2005 Laser Radial - All Lithuanian Championships 1
2003 Europe – Women ISAF Sailing World Championships 60
1998 Laser Radial - All Lithuanian Championships 1

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Olympic Games
Preceded by
Virgilijus Alekna
Flagbearer for  Lithuania
Rio de Janeiro 2016
Succeeded by
Incumbent