Lithuania (LTU)

Overview

NOCLietuvos tautinis olimpinis komitetas
Flagbearers44

Participants

Olympic Games 349
Youth Olympic Games 91
Other competitors with LTU nationality 108

Description

Prior to its annexation by the Soviet Union in 1940, Lithuania competed at the Olympic Games of 1924 and 1928, but failed to win any medals. Lithuania also competed at the 1928 Olympic Winter Games. From 1952 to 1988, many Lithuanians competed for the USSR. During this time the most successful Lithuanians were the basketballers Angelė Rupšienė (two gold in 1976 and 1980) and Modestas Paulauskas (one gold and one bronze in 1968 and 1972). Rimas Kurtinaitis, Šarūnas Marčiulionis, and Arvydas Sabonis all won gold with the Soviet basketball team in 1988 and added two bronze medals in 1992 and 1996 with the Lithuanian team. Also Lithuanian handballers competed successfully within the Soviet team, most notably Aldona Česaitytė-Nenėnienė (two gold in 1976 and 1980) and Voldemaras Novickis (one gold and one silver in 1980 and 1988). The cyclist Gintautas Umaras won two gold medals in 1988 and the cross-country skier Vida Vencienė won gold and bronze in 1988.

After the Soviet dissolution in 1991, Lithuania declared and was granted its independence, and its National Olympic Committee was recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1991. Lithuania returned to the Olympic fold in 1992 by competing at both Albertville and Barcelona. Subsequently, the nation has competed at every Olympics.

Through 2022, Lithuanians have won 26 Olympic medals, six of them gold. Two of these Olympic titles have been won in the men’s discus throw, with Virgilijus Alekna winning that event in 2000 and 2004. Alekna followed the Lithuanian tradition in discus throw as Romas Ubartas won this event in 1992 after finishing second in 1988 (while representing the Soviet Union). Gintaras Einikis is the only Lithuanian athlete with three medals, all bronze in the men’s basketball tournament. Laura Asadauskaitė is Lithuania’s most successful female Olympian, with a 2012 gold and a 2020 silver in the modern pentathlon.

Lithuania competed at the 1928 Olympic Winter Games, represented by one speed skater, Kęstutis Bulota, who competed in all four men’s speed skating events. Their next Winter Olympic appearance came after Lithuanian independence, when they appeared at the 1992 Albertville Olympic Winter Games.

Lithuania has not yet won a medal at the Olympic Winter Games. They have competed at all nine Olympic Winter Games since 1992, and have had three top-10 finishes on ice, all by the figure skating dance couple of Margarita Drobiazko and Povilas Vanagas. Drobiazko and Vanagas competed at five Olympic Winter Games (1992-2006), finishing eighth in 1998, fifth in 2002, and seventh in 2006. Lithuanian athletes have competed in Alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, figure skating, speed skating, and short-track speed skating. In addition to Drobiazko and Vanagas, biathlete Diana Rasimovičiūtė competed at five Olympic Winter Games – 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, and 2018.

Participations by edition

Olympic Games

Edition As Men Women Total
1924 Summer Olympics Lithuania 13 0 13 Results
1928 Summer Olympics Lithuania 11 1 12 Results
1928 Winter Olympics Lithuania 1 0 1 Results
1992 Summer Olympics Lithuania 36 11 47 Results
1992 Winter Olympics Lithuania 3 3 6 Results
1994 Winter Olympics Lithuania 3 3 6 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Lithuania 45 16 61 Results
1998 Winter Olympics Lithuania 5 2 7 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Lithuania 40 21 61 Results
2002 Winter Olympics Lithuania 5 3 8 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Lithuania 47 12 59 Results
2006 Winter Olympics Lithuania 4 3 7 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Lithuania 44 27 71 Results
2010 Winter Olympics Lithuania 4 2 6 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Lithuania 39 23 62 Results
2014 Winter Olympics Lithuania 4 5 9 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Lithuania 48 19 67 Results
2018 Winter Olympics Lithuania 5 4 9 Results
2020 Summer Olympics Lithuania 26 16 42 Results
2022 Winter Olympics Lithuania 8 5 13 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Edition As Men Women Total
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Lithuania 17 7 24 Results
2012 Winter Youth Olympics Lithuania 3 3 6 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Lithuania 14 7 21 Results
2016 Winter Youth Olympics Lithuania 6 4 10 Results
2018 Summer Youth Olympics Lithuania 8 7 15 Results
2020 Winter Youth Olympics Lithuania 10 5 15 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 4 2 6 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 2 3 5 Results
Athletics 39 37 76 Results
Badminton 1 1 2 Results
Basketball (Basketball) 52 0 52 Results
Biathlon 7 4 11 Results
Boxing 14 0 14 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 16 0 16 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 8 7 15 Results
Cycling BMX Racing (Cycling) 0 1 1 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 17 10 27 Results
Cycling Track (Cycling) 9 8 17 Results
Figure Skating (Skating) 3 3 6 Results
Football (Football) 11 0 11 Results
Judo 5 2 7 Results
Modern Pentathlon 6 4 10 Results
Rhythmic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 0 1 1 Results
Rowing 15 7 22 Results
Sailing 5 2 7 Results
Shooting 2 1 3 Results
Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) 0 1 1 Results
Speed Skating (Skating) 1 0 1 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 22 7 29 Results
Table Tennis 0 2 2 Results
Tennis 1 0 1 Results
Weightlifting 4 0 4 Results
Wrestling 10 0 10 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
3-on-3 Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) 3 0 3 Results
3x3 Basketball (Basketball) 8 0 8 Results
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 3 3 6 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 1 1 2 Results
Athletics 10 3 13 Results
Beach Volleyball (Volleyball) 2 0 2 Results
Biathlon 5 6 11 Results
Boxing 2 0 2 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 2 0 2 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 4 2 6 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 0 2 2 Results
Figure Skating (Skating) 1 1 2 Results
Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) 1 0 1 Results
Judo 1 1 2 Results
Mixed Sports 3 3 6 Results
Modern Pentathlon 3 3 6 Results
Rowing 2 3 5 Results
Sailing 1 0 1 Results
Shooting 0 1 1 Results
Snowboarding (Skiing) 2 0 2 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 5 6 11 Results
Table Tennis 1 0 1 Results
Tennis 0 1 1 Results
Weightlifting 1 0 1 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 3 2 2 7
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 3 0 1 4
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 0 3 5
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 2 0 3 5
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 2 0 3
2018 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 1 1 1 3
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 2
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 3 2 5
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 3 4
2020 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 0 1
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 3 1 2 6
Modern Pentathlon 1 3 1 5
Shooting 1 0 0 1
Swimming 1 0 0 1
Rowing 0 1 2 3
Wrestling 0 1 1 2
Sailing 0 1 0 1
Basketball 0 0 3 3
Boxing 0 0 1 1
Canoe Sprint 0 0 1 1
Cycling Road 0 0 1 1
Weightlifting 0 0 1 1

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Swimming 3 2 1 6
Boxing 2 0 0 2
3x3 Basketball 1 0 0 1
Rowing 1 0 0 1
Canoe Sprint 0 1 0 1
Judo 0 0 1 1
Modern Pentathlon 0 0 1 1
Tennis 0 0 1 1

Most successful competitors

Includes medals won as part of mixed teams.

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Virgilijus Alekna LTU 2 0 1 3
Laura Asadauskaitė LTU 1 1 0 2
Daina Gudzinevičiūtė LTU 1 0 0 1
Romas Ubartas LTU
URS
1 0 0 1
Rūta Meilutytė LTU 1 0 0 1
Andrejus Zadneprovskis LTU 0 1 1 2
Austra Skujytė LTU 0 1 1 2
Edvinas Krungolcas LTU 0 1 0 1
Mindaugas Mizgaitis LTU 0 1 0 1
Mindaugas Griškonis LTU 0 1 0 1
Gintarė Volungevičiūtė-Scheidt LTU 0 1 0 1
Saulius Ritter LTU 0 1 0 1

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Rūta Meilutytė LTU 2 0 0 2
Evaldas Petrauskas LTU 1 0 0 1
Rolandas Maščinskas LTU 1 0 0 1
Ričardas Kuncaitis LTU 1 0 0 1
Jonas Lekšas LTU 1 0 0 1
Martynas Sajus LTU 1 0 0 1
Justas Vazalis LTU 1 0 0 1
Kristupas Žemaitis LTU 1 0 0 1
Agnė Šeleikaitė LTU 1 0 0 1
Kotryna Teterevkova LTU 0 1 1 2

IOC Members

Daina Gudzinevičiūtė 2018—