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Kęstutis Bulota

Full name: Kęstutis Bulota
Gender: Male
Born: October 23, 1896 in Tallinn, Harjumaa, Estonia
Died: 1941 in Sosva, Sverdlovsk, Russia
Country: LTU Lithuania
Sport: Speed Skating

Biography

Kęstutis Bulota was Lithuania's first representative at the Winter Olympics, and as of 2012, the nation's only international speed skating competitor. Besides the 1928 Olympics, he also contested the 1928 World Championships, which were held a week prior to the Games in Davos, placing 21st. But Bulota was a sporting pioneer in his native Lithuania. He was one of the founders of the LFLS in Kaunas, a major driver in the development of sports in the country. He later succeeded his father (Lt. General Jonas Jurgis Bulota) in the presidency over the club. Under the banner of LFLS, Bulota claimed successes in various sports. In 1922 and 1923, he won the national football title, and in 1926, 1931 and 1934 he helped LFLS win the ice hockey crown. Individually, he earned Lithuanian titles in track cycling and in athletics, winning events as diverse as the 1 mile walk, the 4 x 100 m relay, the standing high jump and the hammer throw. Outside sports, Bulota was active as a civil enginer, having studied in Berlin in the early 1930s. The details of Bulota's death are unclear. He was arrested by the Soviet secret police (NKVD) on 14 June 1941 (some sources say 14 October 1941), and he was deported to a Gulag camp, where he died in late 1941 or possibly early 1942.

Personal Bests: 500 – 50.1 (1928); 1500 – 2:40.2 (1928); 5000 – 9:41.0 (1928); 10000 – 19:47.2 (1928).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Winter 31 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Lithuania LTU 28T
1928 Winter 31 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Lithuania LTU 25
1928 Winter 31 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Lithuania LTU 25
1928 Winter 31 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Men's 10,000 metres Lithuania LTU AC

Men's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1928 Winter 31 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Lithuania Final Standings 28T 50.1

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1928 Winter 31 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Lithuania Final Standings 25 2:40.9

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 6c 1k 1.4k 1.8k 2.2k 2.6k 3k 3.4k 3.8k 4.2k 4.6k
1928 Winter 31 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Lithuania Final Standings 25 9:49.8 1:07.0 1:53.0 2:37.0 3:25.0 4:11.5 4:59.0 5:46.0 6:32.0 7:22.0 8:10.0 8:59.5

Men's 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 4c 8c 1.2k 1.6k 2k 2.4k 2.8k 3.2k 3.6k 4k 4.4k 4.8k 5.2k 5.6k 6k 6.4k 6.8k 7.2k 7.6k 8k 8.4k 8.8k 9.2k 9.6k
1928 Winter 31 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Lithuania Final Standings AC 20:22.2 48 1:34.5 2:21 3:09.5 3:57 4:47 5:33 6:23 7:13 8:02 8:50 9:40 10:29 11:17.5 12:07 12:56 13:45 14:37 15:26 16:16.5 17:06.5 17:57 18:46 19:35
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