Romas Ubartas

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Romas Ubartas
Romas Ubartas by Augustas Didzgalvis.jpg
Personal information
Nationality Lithuanian
Born May 26, 1960 (1960-05-26) (age 56)
Panevėžys, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
Height 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)
Weight 120 kg (265 lb)
Country  Soviet Union
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Discus throw
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 70.06 m (1988)

Romas Ubartas (born 26 May 1960 in Panevėžys) is a retired male discus thrower from Lithuania who won a silver medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics for the USSR and a gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics for Lithuania. His personal best was 70.06m. He also became European champion, in 1986. When Lithuania was part of the Soviet Union, he trained at Dynamo in Vilnius. In 1993, after finishing fourth at the World Track and Field Championships last month in Germany, Ubartas failed a doping test[1] and was disqualified for four years.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Soviet Union
1986 European Championships Stuttgart, West Germany 1st Discus 61.66 m
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 2nd Discus 67.48 m
1990 Goodwill Games Seattle, United States 1st Discus 67.14 m
Representing  Lithuania
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 1st Discus 65.12 m
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 9th Discus 61.66 m
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 14th Discus 61.49 m
2002 Lithuanian Championships Kaunas, Lithuania 2nd Discus 52.60 m

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