Laura Asadauskaitė

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Laura Asadauskaitė
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Laura Asadauskaitė in victory ceremony at 2012 Olympics
Personal information
Born (1984-02-28) 28 February 1984 (age 35)
Vilnius, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
Height1.6 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight48 kg (106 lb)
Country Lithuania
SportModern Pentathlon
Coached byJevgenij Kliosov, Andrejus Zadneprovskis[1]
Updated on 4 August 2016.

Laura Asadauskaitė-Zadneprovskienė (born 28 February 1984 in Vilnius) is a female Lithuanian modern pentathlete. She won the gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and achieved an Olympic record score. Asadauskaitė also competed in two other Olympics, 2008 in Beijing and 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, and has been European and World Champion in pentathlon.

In 2009 Asadauskaitė married modern pentathlete Andrejus Zadneprovskis, a former world champion who won two Olympic medals. The following year she gave birth to a daughter.[2] She is a graduate of Mykolas Romeris University, majoring in Administration and European Union Policy.[3]


  • [1] MSNBC. Laura Asadauskaitė, Modern Pentathlon.
  1. ^ "Penkiakovė: Laura Asadauskaitė, Justinas Kinderis, Gintarė Venčkauskaitė" (in Lithuanian). 15 minučių. 16 June 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Pentathlete Laura Asadauskaitė – Lithuania's golden sportswoman". 15 minučių. 20 August 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2012.
  3. ^ Puikūs MRU studentų startai Londono olimpiadoje

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Preceded by
Lithuania Simona Krupeckaitė
Best Lithuanian sportsman of the Year
Succeeded by
Lithuania Rūta Meilutytė
Preceded by
Rūta Meilutytė
Lithuanian Sportswoman of the Year
Succeeded by
Simona Krupeckaitė