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Birutė Kalėdienė

Full name: Birutė Kalėdienė (Zalogaitytė-)
Other name(s): Birute Viktorovna Kaledene (Zalogaytite-), Бируте Викторовна Каледене (Залогайтите-)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-8 (173 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: November 2, 1934 in Baltrušiai, Marijampolė, Lithuania
Affiliations: Žalgiris Kaunas
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

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Biography

Lithuanian Birutė Kalėdienė (née Zalogaitytė) took up athletics in 1952 and rose to prominence in 1958, when she won her first Soviet title. Besides her Olympic bronze, Kalėdienė also won silver at the 1958 European Championships and was fourth at the 1964 Olympics. Kalėdienė was Soviet Champion in 1958-60 and won 10 Lithuanian titles. Kalėdienė became the first Lithuanian athlete to set a world record, when she threw 57.49 in 1958. In 1958, she was selected as the Lithuanian athlete of the year. Kalėdienė retired from sports in 1966 and later worked as an athletics coach in Kaunas. She was also a board member of Ąžuolyno Kaunas sports club and competed successfully in masters athletics, winning the World Championship in F70 class in 2005.

Personal Best\: JT – 57.49 (1958).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics Women's Javelin Throw Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Athletics Women's Javelin Throw Soviet Union URS 4

Women's Javelin Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 3 53.45
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round One 7 50.17
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Two 9 49.81 50.17
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Three 3 53.45 53.45
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Four 3 50.87 53.45
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Five 3 49.58 53.45
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Six NP foul
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 10 QU 48.59
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round One 6 48.59
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round Two 8 pass 48.59
1960 Summer 25 Roma Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round Three NP pass
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 4 56.31
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round One 4 53.79
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Two 5 foul 53.79
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Three 5 54.13 54.13
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Four 5 56.31 54.13
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Five 4 54.68 56.31
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Six NP foul
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 8 QC 50.84
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round One 6 49.70
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round Two 6 50.84 50.84
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Round Three NP 48.87
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