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Lithuania Olympic Team at the 2016 Rio Olympics

Lithuania at 2016 Rio Olympics

Lithuania is scheduled to take part in 2016 Rio Olympics from August 5-21. Rio 2016 will be Lithuania's seventh consecutive appearance at the Olympic Games in the post-Soviet era and the ninth overall appearance is the Summer Olympics' history. They made their debut in 1924 and also took part in the 1928 edition. This was followed by a long absence (from 1932 to 1988). The nation participated in the 1992 Olympic Games, and since then, the country made consecutive appearances.

Medals won

In the history of the Olympic Games, Lithuania has managed to rake in an impressive 21 medals. The nation is ranked 58th in the overall medal count. The total gold medal count is six with two of them won during the 2012 London Olympics. It has won five silver medals with two won during the 2008 games and one during the 2012 Olympics. Lithuania has 10 bronze medals to its name.

Players and Events in 2016

Lithuania will be represented by 68 athletes who will compete in 16 different disciplines. In total, the contingent will include 47 men who will participate in 14 sports. A team of 21 women athletes will participate in eight events, including athletics, badminton, cycling, rowing, sailing, and swimming. With so much at stake, the Lithuanian team is one to watch out for at the Rio Olympics.

The 2016 Games in Numbers

  • Sports : 16
  • Athletes Participating : 66
  • Events : 50

Lithuania Olympic Athletes at 2016 Summer Olympics

Athletes NameSports
Aleksandrs SamoilovsBeach volleyball
Jānis ŠmēdiņšBeach volleyball
Aleksejs RumjancevsCanoe sprint
Dagnis IļjinsCanoe sprint
Māris ŠtrombergsCycling - BMX
Edžus TreimanisCycling - BMX
Toms SkujiņšCycling - Road
Aleksejs SaramotinsCycling - Road
Jevgeņijs BorodavkoJudo
Arturs NikiforenkoJudo
Dainis UpelnieksShooting
Uvis KalniņšSwimming
Alona RibakovaSwimming
Jeļena OstapenkoTennis
Līna MūzeTrack & field
Madara PalameikaTrack & field
Laura Ikauniece-AdmidiņaTrack & field
Zigismunds SirmaisTrack & field
Jeļena ProkopčukaTrack & field
Sinta Ozoliņa-KovalaTrack & field
Gunta Latiševa-ČudareTrack & field
Ilona MarheleTrack & field
Mareks ĀrentsTrack & field
Agnese PastareTrack & field
Valērijs ŽolnerovičsTrack & field
Arnis RumbenieksTrack & field
Rolands ŠtrobindersTrack & field
Pauls PujatsTrack & field
Artūrs PlēsnieksWeightlifting
Rebeka KohaWeightlifting
Anastasija GrigorjevaWrestling

Olympic Medals Count Lithuania

London 2012Summer Games2114
Beijing 2008Summer Games0235
Athens 2004Summer Games1203
Sydney 2000Summer Games2035
Atlanta 1996Summer Games0011
Barcelona 1992 Summer Games1012

Last Updated On : August 05, 2016

Team USA defeated team Serbia to win its third straight basketball gold medal in Men’s Basketball tournament. The winning team’s coach Mike Krzyzewski was utmost delighted with his team’s victory on the final day of Rio 2016 Olympic Games. USA won by a 19-15 lead and this is their 25th straight victory at the Olympic Games in addition to the 15th straight victory in the basketball tournament. 

Mo Farah of Great Britain has bagged the gold by winning the 5000 meters final and completed the double double. According to media reports, with this victory Farah has become the second man in the history of Olympics to be able to successfully defend his 5000 and 10000 Olympic championships. His victory is being hailed on Twitter with some calling him the greatest long distance runner of all time. Meanwhile, the silver medal has gone to Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo and Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia has bagged the bronze.

In the women's event, Caster Semenya of South Africa won the Olympic gold in the 800m. She won in one minute 55.28 seconds.  Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi won the silver medal and Kenya's Margaret Nyairera Wambui bagged the bronze.

Chen Long of China has taken gold medal in the Rio Olympics 2016 after defeating Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, who has won a silver in men’s badminton today. Lee was facing pressure not to lose the match. He beat Lin Dan of China in the semi-final. Lee and Lin, both are considered to be the best players of their time. With Lee’s defeat, Malaysia has missed out the chance of getting an Olympic gold medal.


Italy came up with a win and is heading to men's volleyball final against Brazil, after defeating USA. The US men's volleyball team tried all their survival skills, but could not stand in front of Italy. The winning team's thriller was 30-28, 26-28, 9-25, 25-22, 15-9. After it was over, US coach John Speraw said that the team was not skilled enough and they did not execute on some of the opportunities, which Italy flawlessly did

French boxer Estelle Mossely celebrated her 24th birthday by winning a gold medal in Women’s lightweight boxing championship. She defeated China’s Yin Junhua after the end of four rounds that had the two defending champions leveled on the scorecards of three judges. The bronze medals were earned by Mira Potkonen of Finland and Anastasia Beliakova of Russia.

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