Lithuania

Overview

NOCLietuvos tautinis olimpinis komitetas
Flagbearers36

Participants

Olympic Games 323
Youth Olympic Games 76

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 have been 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 noteable 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 revolution of 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 since then. Through 2012, Lithuanians have won 21 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 represeting the Soviet Union).

Participations by edition

Edition Competition Type Men Women Total
1924 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 13 0 13 Results
1928 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 11 1 12 Results
1928 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 1 0 1 Results
1992 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 36 11 47 Results
1992 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 3 3 6 Results
1994 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 3 3 6 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 45 16 61 Results
1998 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 5 2 7 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 40 21 61 Results
2002 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 5 3 8 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 47 12 59 Results
2006 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 4 3 7 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 44 27 71 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 17 7 24 Results
2010 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 4 2 6 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 39 23 62 Results
2012 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 3 3 6 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 14 7 21 Results
2014 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 4 5 9 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 48 19 67 Results
2016 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 6 4 10 Results
2018 Winter Olympics Olympic Games 5 4 9 Results
2020 Winter Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 10 5 15 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 4 1 5 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 2 3 5 Results
Athletics 36 34 70 Results
Badminton 1 1 2 Results
Basketball (Basketball) 52 0 52 Results
Biathlon 5 3 8 Results
Boxing 14 0 14 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 15 0 15 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 7 5 12 Results
Cycling BMX Racing (Cycling) 0 1 1 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 16 9 25 Results
Cycling Track (Cycling) 9 6 15 Results
Figure Skating (Skating) 2 2 4 Results
Football (Football) 11 0 11 Results
Judo 5 1 6 Results
Modern Pentathlon 6 4 10 Results
Rhythmic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 0 1 1 Results
Rowing 15 7 22 Results
Sailing 5 1 6 Results
Shooting 1 1 2 Results
Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) 0 1 1 Results
Speed Skating (Skating) 1 0 1 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 22 6 28 Results
Table Tennis 0 2 2 Results
Tennis 1 0 1 Results
Weightlifting 3 0 3 Results
Wrestling 9 0 9 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 0 1 Results
Athletics 7 3 10 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 2 5 Results
Modern Pentathlon 2 2 4 Results
Rowing 2 1 3 Results
Sailing 1 0 1 Results
Snowboarding (Skiing) 2 0 2 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 3 4 7 Results
Tennis 0 1 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
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
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 2 1 4
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 2 1 0 3
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

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Virgilijus Alekna LTU 2 0 1 3
Daina Gudzinevičiūtė LTU 1 0 0 1
Romas Ubartas LTU
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1 0 0 1
Laura Asadauskaitė LTU 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
Vadim Korobov LTU 0 1 0 1
Povilas Strazdas LTU 0 1 0 1

IOC Members

Daina Gudzinevičiūtė 2018—