Lithuania at the 2014 Winter Olympics

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Lithuania at the
2014 Winter Olympics
Flag of Lithuania.svg
IOC code LTU
NOC National Olympic Committee of Lithuania
Website www.ltok.lt (in Lithuanian) (in English)
in Sochi
Competitors 9 in 5 sports
Flag bearer Deividas Stagniūnas (opening)[1][2]
Agnė Sereikaitė (closing)[3]
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Russian Empire (1900–1912)
 Soviet Union (1952–1988)

Lithuania competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia from 7 to 23 February 2014. The team consists of nine athletes competing in five sports. The nine athletes mark the most athletes the country has ever qualified for a Winter Olympics.[1]

On 19 December 2013 in Brussels, Belgium Lithuanian president Dalia Grybauskaitė stated that she won't go to the Games due to Russia’s politics and said "Amid the current situation where I see human rights violations, as well as an attitude towards and treatment of Eastern Partners, including Lithuania, and the economic sanctions that have been applied against Lithuania, I do not see a political possibility of going to the Sochi Games".[4]

Alpine skiing[edit]

Ieva Januškevičiūtė (shown racing here in 2009) raced the giant slalom and slalom races.

According to the final quota allocation released on January 20, 2014, Lithuania has two athletes in qualification position.[5]

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Rokas Zaveckas Men's giant slalom 1:36.06 70 1:36.98 62 3:13.04 63
Men's slalom DNF
Ieva Januškevičiūtė Women's giant slalom 1:36.79 71 DNF
Women's slalom DNF

Biathlon[edit]

Based on their performance at the 2012 and 2013 Biathlon World Championships Lithuania qualified 1 man and 1 woman.[6]

Athlete Event Time Misses Rank
Tomas Kaukėnas Men's sprint 26:26.2 2 (0+2) 48
Men's pursuit 36:49.8 3 (1+0+0+2) 40
Men's individual 52.38.9 3 (0+0+0+3) 23
Diana Rasimovičiūtė Women's sprint 23:18.6 2 (1+1) 51
Women's pursuit 34:07.1 2 (0+0+0+2) 43
Women's individual 49:32.5 2 (1+1+0+0) 42

Cross-country skiing[edit]

According to the final quota allocation released on January 20, 2014, Lithuania has two athletes in qualification position.[5]

Distance
Athlete Event Classical Freestyle Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Deficit Rank
Vytautas Strolia Men's 15 km classical N/A 45:08.0 +6:38.3 70
Men's 30 km skiathlon 40:54.7 65 39:03.4 67 1:20:37.2 +12.21.8 67
Ingrida Ardišauskaitė Women's 10 km classical N/A 36:52.1 +8:34.3 67
Sprint
Athlete Event Qualification Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Vytautas Strolia Men's sprint 3:55.48 70 Did not advance
Ingrida Ardišauskaitė Women's sprint 2:55.24 62 Did not advance

Figure skating[edit]

The Lithuanian president Dalia Grybauskaitė had initially refused to give citizenship to ice dancer Deividas Stagniūnas' partner Isabella Tobias.[7] This would be second time that Stagniūnas would be unable to participate in the Olympics because of his partner's citizenship requests,[8] hadn't president decided to give citizenship to Tobias on 2 December 2013.[9] In 2013 World championships Tobias and Stagniūnas qualified for the Olympics.

Athlete Event SP/OD FS/FD Total
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Isabella Tobias / Deividas Stagniūnas Ice dancing 56.40 17 Q 82.60 18 139.00 17

Short track speed skating[edit]

Lithuania qualified 1 female athlete for the Olympics during World Cup 3 & 4 in November 2013.[10] This will mark Lithuania's debut in the sport.

Women
Agnė Sereikaitė in the women's 1500m semifinal
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Agnė Sereikaitė 500 m 45.356 3 Did not advance 24
1000 m PEN Did not advance
1500 m 2:21.900 3 Q N/A 2:20.398 6 Did not advance 16

Qualification legend: Q – Qualified for next round ADV – Advanced due to being impeded by another skater; FA – Qualify to medal round; FB – Qualify to consolation round

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Podpruginas, Aleksejus (20 January 2014). "Road to Sochi: Lithuanian winter Olympic team". Baltic Review. Archived from the original on 20 January 2014. Retrieved 20 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Sochi 2014 Opening Ceremony - Flagbearers" (PDF). olympic.org. Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committee. 7 February 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Sochi 2014 Closing Ceremony - Flagbearers" (PDF). The International Olympic Committee (IOC). February 23, 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Lithuanian President not going to Sochi Olympics due to Russia's politics". The Lithuania Tribune. 2013-12-19. Retrieved 2013-12-19. 
  5. ^ a b "Summary of Quota allocation as per 20.1.2014" (PDF). www.fis-ski.com. FIS. 20 January 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "2014 Winter Olympics Biathlon NOC quota". Real Biathlon. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "Prezidentė nesuteikė I.Tobias Lietuvos pilietybės išimties tvarka" (in Lithuanian). delfi.lt. 2013-01-07. Retrieved 2013-01-07. 
  8. ^ "Prezidentė nesuteikė Lietuvos pilietybės čiuožėjai ant ledo K.L.Copely" (in Lithuanian). lrytas.lt. 2009-11-06. Retrieved 2013-01-07. 
  9. ^ "Prezidentė išimties tvarka suteikė Lietuvos pilietybę sportininkei I. Tobias" (in Lithuanian). delfi.lt. 2013-12-02. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  10. ^ "XXII Olympic Winter Games 2014 Sochi - Entries Short Track Speed Skating". International Skating Union. 22 November 2013. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 

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