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Gintautas Umaras

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameGintautas Ionovich•Umaras
Used nameGintautas•Umaras
Other namesGintautas Ionovich Umaras, Гинтаутас Ионович Умарас
Born20 May 1963 in Kaunas (LTU)
Measurements187 cm / 84 kg
AffiliationsDynamo Klaipėda, Klaipėda (LTU)
NOC Soviet Union
Nationality Lithuania

Biography

Gintautas Umaras is one of the great pursuiters in history. He first made the Soviet national team in 1981 and would have been a favorite at the 1984 Olympics, had the USSR not boycotted. In addition to his Olympic victories in 1988, he was USSR champion from 1984-87 and world individual pursuit champion in 1987. After the 1988 Olympics, Umaras joined several other prominent Soviet riders when he was allowed to turn professional, and had a brief professional career from 1989-91.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1988 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) URS LTU Gintautas Umaras
Individual Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men (Olympic) Soviet Union 1 Gold

Olympic family relations