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.

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