Zigmas Jukna

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Zigmas Jukna
Zigmas Jukna, Antanas Bagdonavicius, Volodymyr Sterlik, Juozas Jagelavicius 1965.jpg
Zigmas Jukna, Antanas Bagdonavicius, Volodymyr Sterlyk and Juozas Jagelavicius – winners of the 1965 European Championships in the coxless fours
Personal information
Born 13 July 1935
Palūksčiai, Lithuania
Died 7 October 1980 (Aged 45)
Vilnius, Lithuania
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 86 kg (190 lb)
Sport Rowing
Club Žalgiris Vilnius

Zigmas Pranciškus Jukna[1] (13 July 1935 – 7 October 1980) was a Lithuanian rower. He competed for the Soviet Union at the 1960, 1964 and 1968 Summer Olympics, and finished in second, fifth and third place in the coxed pairs, eights and eights events, respectively.[2] Between 1961 and 1969 he won three gold and five silver medals at European and world championships.[3] Starting from 1971 he worked as a judge with the International Rowing Federation.[4]

In 1962 Jukna graduated from the Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences.[1] He was married to Irena Jukna, also a competitive rower; they had a son. In the late 1970s Jukna was diagnosed with a brain tumor and died in 1980 after two operations.[5]


External links[edit]

  • Zigmas Jukna at FISA WorldRowing.com Edit this at Wikidata
    Jukna (4th from right) at the 1964 European Championships