Lina Grinčikaitė-Samuolė

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Lina Grinčikaitė
Lina Grincikaite by Augustas Didzgalvis.jpg
Lina Grinčikaitė in 2013 IAAF World Championships in Athletics
Personal information
Nationality Lithuanian
Born (1987-05-03) 3 May 1987 (age 30)
Klaipėda, Lithuania
Sport
Country  Lithuania
Sport Track and field
Event(s) Sprint
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals 2008: SF, 2012:SF
Personal best(s)
  • 60m: 7.27
  • 100m: 11.19s NR
  • 200m: 23.33s
  • 4x100m: 43.95s NR

Lina Grinčikaitė-Samuolė (born 3 May 1987 in Klaipėda) is a track and field sprint athlete, who competes internationally for Lithuania.[1]

Grinčikaitė represented Lithuania at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. She competed at the 100 metres sprint and placed third in her first round heat after Chandra Sturrup and Kelly-Ann Baptiste in a time of 11.43 seconds. She qualified for the second round, in which she improved her time to 11.33 seconds and placed second after Torri Edwards. With 11.50 seconds she placed sixth in her semi final race, which meant she was eliminated.[1]

After finishing seventh at the 2009 European Athletics Indoor Championships, Grinčikaitė took the gold medal in the 100 m at the 2009 Summer Universiade, scoring a new personal best of 11.31 seconds in the process.[2] She competed at the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships, but was eliminated in the semi-finals of the women's 60 metres.

Personal bests[edit]

Event Time (sec) Venue Date
60 metres 7.27 Paris, France 5 March 2011
100 metres 11.19 London, United Kingdom 3 August 2012
200 metres 23.33 Leiria, Portugal 22 June 2009
  • All information taken from IAAF profile.

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Lithuania
2004 World Junior Championships Grosseto, Italy 8th (sf) 100m 11.71 (-0.1 m/s)
2005 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 16th (sf) 60 m 7.41
European Junior Championships Kaunas, Lithuania 2nd 100 m 11.69
4th 200 m 23.78
6th 4 × 100 m relay 45.47
2006 World Indoor Championships Moscow, Russia 18th (sf) 60 m 7.38
World Junior Championships Beijing, China 6th 100m 11.49 (-0.8 m/s)
4th (h)[3] 200m 23.84 (-1.5 m/s)
2007 European Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 29th (h) 60 m 7.47
European U23 Championships Debrecen, Hungary 4th 100m 11.69 (-2.0 m/s)
13th (sf) 200m 23.73 (-0.6 m/s)
10th (h) 4 × 100 m relay 45.37
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 21st (sf) 60 m 7.41
Olympic Games Beijing, China 14th (sf) 100 m 11.50
2009 European Indoor Championships Turin, Italy 7th 60 m 7.38
Universiade Belgrade, Serbia 1st 100 m 11.31
5th 4 × 100 m relay 44.48
European Athletics U23 Championships Kaunas, Lithuania 1st 100 m 11.37 (+0.2 m/s)
3rd 4 × 100 m relay 44.09
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 13th (sf) 60 m 7.34
European Championships Barcelona, Spain 12th (sf) 100 m 11.35
11th (h) 4 × 100 m relay 44.13
2011 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 9th (sf) 60 m 7.27
Universiade Shenzhen, China 3rd 100 m 11.44
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 12th (sf) 60 m 7.26
European Championships Helsinki, Finland 3rd 100 m 11.32
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 17th (sf) 100 m 11.30
2013 Universiade Kazan, Russia 2nd 100 m 11.32
2014 European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 18th (sf) 100 m 11.52
2015 European Indoor Championships Prague, Czech Republic 25th (h) 60 m 7.41
Universiade Gwangju, South Korea 4th 100 m 11.49
4 × 100 m relay DNF
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 20th (h) 100 m 11.77

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Athlete biography: Lina Grincikaite, beijing2008.cn, ret: Aug 28, 2008
  2. ^ van Kuijen, Hans (2009-07-09). Gold for Serbian junior Spanovic in Long Jump – World University Games Day 2. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-07-23.
  3. ^ Did not show in the semifinal.

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