Lithuania

History

Lithuania made its first Summer Olympic appearance in 1924. They competed in 1928, but missed the 1932 and 1936 Olympics. The nation would then become part of the Soviet Union. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union Lithuania returned to compete as an independent nation in 1992 and has competed ever since. Since its return Lithuania sends a medium-sized delegation of at least 40 athletes whom compete in a variety of sports with the most numerous being in athletics and basketball.

Lithuania won its first medal in 1992 and has won at least one medal at each subsequent Olympics. In total the nation has won 25 medals in 12 sports. The most successful sports include athletics (5), modern pentathlon (4), basketball (3) and rowing (3). The most successful athletes are basketball player Gintaras Einikis and discus thrower Virgilijus Alekna whom both won three medals. Einikis was part of the basketball team that won three bronze medals at the 1992, 1996 and 2000 Olympics. Alekna won two gold medals in men’s discus throw at the 2000 and 2004 Olympics and won a bronze medal in the same event in 2008. In 2016 Lithuania won four medals.

Qualified Quotas

Athletics

Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 20km Walk Marius Ziukas Marius Ziukas
Men’s 50km Walk Artur Mastianica Artur Mastianica
Men’s Discus Throw Andrius Gudzius Andrius Gudzius
Men’s Javelin Throw Edis Matusevicius Edis Matusevicius

Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 20km Walk Zivile Vaiciukeviciute Zivile Vaiciukeviciute
Brigita Virbalyte-Dimsiene Brigita Virbalyte-Dimsiene
Women’s Triple Jump Diana Zagainova Diana Zagainova

Cycling

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Road Race Qualified Via Rankings
Women’s Road Race Rasa Leleivyte Rasa Leleivyte
Women’s Team Sprint Qualified Via Rankings Simona Krupeckaite
Migle Marozaite
Women’s Individual Sprint Eligible to Compete Simona Krupeckaite
Eligible to Compete Migle Marozaite
Women’s Keirin Eligible to Compete Simona Krupeckaite
Eligible to Compete Migle Marozaite

Gymnastics

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Artistic Individual Events Robert Tvorogal Robert Tvorogal

Modern Pentathlon

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Individual Justinas Kinderis Justinas Kinderis
Women’s Individual
(1) (2)
Laura Asadauskaite Laura Asadauskaite
Gintare Venckauskaite Gintare Venckauskaite

Rowing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Single Sculls Mindaugas Griskonis Mindaugas Griskonis
Men’s Double Sculls Dovydas Nemeravicius
Saulius Ritter
Dovydas Nemeravicius
Saulius Ritter
Women’s Double Sculls Milda Valciukaite
Ieva Adomaviciute
Milda Valciukaita
TBA

Sailing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s RS:X Juozas Bernotas Juozas Bernotas
Women’s Laser Radial Viktorija Andrulyte Viktorija Andrulyte

Swimming

Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 200m Freestyle Danas Rapsys Danas Rapsys
Men’s 400m Freestyle Danas Rapsys Danas Rapsys
Men’s 100m Breaststroke Andrius Sidlauskas Andrius Sidlauskas
Giedrius Titenis Giedrius Titenis
Men’s 200m Individual Medley Danas Rapsys Danas Rapsys
Men’s 4x100m Medley Relay Danas Rapsys
Andrius Sidlauskas
Deividas Margevicius
Simonas Bilis
Danas Rapsys
Andrius Sidlauskas
Deividas Margevicius
Simonas Bilis

Wrestling

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Greco-Roman -130kg Mantas Knystautas Mantas Knystautas