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Virgilijus Alekna

Full name: Virgilijus Alekna
Gender: Male
Height: 6-6.5 (200 cm)
Weight: 287 lbs (130 kg)
Born: February 13, 1972 in Terpeikiai, Panevėžys, Lithuania
Affiliations: Metikas, Vilnius
Country: LTU Lithuania
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Brother-in-law of Remigija Sablovskaitė-Nazarovienė.

Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Following in the footsteps of Romas Ubartas, Alekna became Lithuania's second Olympic champion, also in the discus throw. Ubartas, also present in Sydney, saw Alekna defeat titleholder and then quadruple World Champion Lars Riedel. Alekna's second title was less glamorous. He initially was awarded a silver medal, but was moved up one position when the winner, Hungary's Róbert Fazekas, refused to provide a urine sample and was disqualified. In addition to his two Olympic titles, Alekna has won the 2003 and 2005 World Championships, as well as the 2006 European title. Outside of sports, Alekna works as the body guard of Lithuania's prime minister.

Personal Best: DT – 73.88 (2000).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Athletics Men's Discus Throw Lithuania LTU 5
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Athletics Men's Discus Throw Lithuania LTU 1 Gold
2004 Summer 32 Athina Athletics Men's Discus Throw Lithuania LTU 1 Gold OR
2008 Summer 36 Beijing Athletics Men's Discus Throw Lithuania LTU 3 Bronze
2012 Summer 40 London Athletics Men's Discus Throw Lithuania LTU 4

Men's Discus Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Athletics Lithuania Final Round 5 65.30
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Athletics Lithuania Final Round Round One 6 62.28
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Athletics Lithuania Final Round Round Two 3 65.30 65.30
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Athletics Lithuania Final Round Round Three 5 64.50 65.30
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Athletics Lithuania Final Round Round Four 5 foul 65.30
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Athletics Lithuania Final Round Round Five 5 64.54 65.30
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Athletics Lithuania Final Round Round Six NP 63.74
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Athletics Lithuania Qualifying Round 2 QU 64.50
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Athletics Lithuania Qualifying Round Group B 1 64.50
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Athletics Lithuania Qualifying Round Group B Round One 1 64.50
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Athletics Lithuania Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 1 pass 64.50
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Athletics Lithuania Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP pass
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Athletics Lithuania Final Round 1 69.30
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Athletics Lithuania Final Round Round One 8 58.55
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Athletics Lithuania Final Round Round Two 2 67.54 67.54
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Athletics Lithuania Final Round Round Three 1 68.73 68.73
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Athletics Lithuania Final Round Round Four 1 66.64 68.73
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Athletics Lithuania Final Round Round Five 1 69.30 69.30
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Athletics Lithuania Final Round Round Six NP 64.78
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Athletics Lithuania Qualifying Round 3 QU 67.10
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Athletics Lithuania Qualifying Round Group B 1 67.10
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Athletics Lithuania Qualifying Round Group B Round One 1 67.10
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Athletics Lithuania Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 1 pass 67.10
2000 Summer 28 Sydney Athletics Lithuania Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP pass
2004 Summer 32 Athina Athletics Lithuania Final Round 1 OR 69.89
2004 Summer 32 Athina Athletics Lithuania Final Round Round One 1 OR 69.89
2004 Summer 32 Athina Athletics Lithuania Final Round Round Two 1 foul 69.89
2004 Summer 32 Athina Athletics Lithuania Final Round Round Three 1 foul 69.89
2004 Summer 32 Athina Athletics Lithuania Final Round Round Four 1 foul 69.89
2004 Summer 32 Athina Athletics Lithuania Final Round Round Five 1 69.49 69.89
2004 Summer 32 Athina Athletics Lithuania Final Round Round Six NP foul
2004 Summer 32 Athina Athletics Lithuania Qualifying Round 1 QU 67.79
2004 Summer 32 Athina Athletics Lithuania Qualifying Round Group A 1 67.79
2004 Summer 32 Athina Athletics Lithuania Qualifying Round Group A Round One NP foul
2004 Summer 32 Athina Athletics Lithuania Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 2 63.80 63.80
2004 Summer 32 Athina Athletics Lithuania Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP 67.79
2008 Summer 36 Beijing Athletics Lithuania Final Round 3 67.79
2008 Summer 36 Beijing Athletics Lithuania Final Round Round One AC foul
2008 Summer 36 Beijing Athletics Lithuania Final Round Round Two 3 65.77 65.77
2008 Summer 36 Beijing Athletics Lithuania Final Round Round Three 4 64.42 65.77
2008 Summer 36 Beijing Athletics Lithuania Final Round Round Four 3 67.79 67.79
2008 Summer 36 Beijing Athletics Lithuania Final Round Round Five 3 foul 67.79
2008 Summer 36 Beijing Athletics Lithuania Final Round Round Six NP 67.18
2008 Summer 36 Beijing Athletics Lithuania Qualifying Round 2 QU 65.84
2008 Summer 36 Beijing Athletics Lithuania Qualifying Round Group A 2 65.84
2008 Summer 36 Beijing Athletics Lithuania Qualifying Round Group A Round One 2 65.84
2012 Summer 40 London Athletics Lithuania Final Round 4 67.38
2012 Summer 40 London Athletics Lithuania Final Round Round One 3 67.38
2012 Summer 40 London Athletics Lithuania Final Round Round Two 9T x
2012 Summer 40 London Athletics Lithuania Final Round Round Three 9T x
2012 Summer 40 London Athletics Lithuania Final Round Round Four 4 66.07
2012 Summer 40 London Athletics Lithuania Final Round Round Five 6T x
2012 Summer 40 London Athletics Lithuania Final Round Round Six 6T x
2012 Summer 40 London Athletics Lithuania Qualifying Round 10 q 63.88
2012 Summer 40 London Athletics Lithuania Qualifying Round Group A 4 63.88
2012 Summer 40 London Athletics Lithuania Qualifying Round Group A 5 62.32
2012 Summer 40 London Athletics Lithuania Qualifying Round Group A 3 63.88
2012 Summer 40 London Athletics Lithuania Qualifying Round Group A 13T x
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