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Vida Vencienė

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameVida•Vencienė (Mogenytė-)
Used nameVida•Vencienė
Other namesVida Stanislavovna Ventsene (Mogenyute-), Вида Станиславовна Венцене (Могенюте-)
Born21 May 1961 in Ukmergė (LTU)
Measurements169 cm / 63 kg
AffiliationsŽalgiris Vilnius, Vilnius (LTU)
NOC(s) Lithuania Soviet Union
Ethnic nationLTU

Biography

Vida Vencienė made her international début at the 1987 World Championships, where she was 13th in the 10 km. At the 1988 Winter Olympics, Vencienė went as the Soviet’s fifth number, but surprised everyone in the first event, the 10K, by winning a gold medal, and winning a bronze in the 5 km. Vencienė then competed at the 1989 World Championships, failing to medal. Vencienė also competed at the 1992 and 1994 Winter Olympics and at the 1993 World Championships, competing for her native Lithuania, but with less success. During her career she won two Soviet titles (1985 in the relay and 1987 at 5 km) and six Lithuanian SSR titles. After finishing her sporting career, Vencienė has worked with the Lithuanian National Olympic Committee, heading the LOC’s Winter Sports Division from 1995-2004 and serving on the LOC’s Athletes’ Commission since 2001.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1988 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 5 kilometres, Women Olympic 3 Bronze Representing Soviet Union    
  10 kilometres, Women Olympic 1 Gold
1992 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 5 kilometres, Women Olympic 19 Representing Lithuania    
  15 kilometres, Women Olympic 11
  30 kilometres, Women Olympic 16
  5/10 kilometres Pursuit, Women Olympic 28
1994 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 5 kilometres, Women Olympic AC Representing Lithuania    
  15 kilometres, Women Olympic 32
  30 kilometres, Women Olympic 25

Other participations

Games Role Details
2006 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony Representing Lithuania