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Laimutė Baikauskaitė

Full name: Laimutė Baikauskaitė
Other name(s): Laymute Baykauskayte, Лаймуте Байкаускайте
Gender: Female
Height: 5-3.5 (162 cm)
Weight: 128 lbs (58 kg)
Born: June 10, 1956 in Gaideliai, Klaipėda, Lithuania
Affiliations: SA Vilnius
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Laimutė Baikauskaitė took up athletics in 1970. Her best year was 1988, when she won her only Soviet title in the 1,500 and was selected for the Soviet Olympic team. At the Olympics, Baikauskaitė won the 1,500 silver, defeating her more famous teammate Tetiana Samolenko, who placed third. The 1988 Olympics was Baikauskaitė's only major international. She also won an 800 silver at the 1980 Soviet Championships and was a 14-time Lithuanian SSR champion between 1973-91. After finishing her sports career, Baikauskaitė worked as an athletics coach, first in Lithuania and from 1995 in the United States.

Personal Best\: 1500 – 4:00.24 (1988).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 32 Seoul Athletics Women's 1,500 metres Soviet Union URS 2 Silver

Women's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A)
1988 Summer 32 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Final 2 4:00.24
1988 Summer 32 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Round One Heat Two 7 QC 4:05.74
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