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Algimantas Šalna

Full name: Algimantas Šalna
Other name(s): Algimantas Ionovich Shalna, Альгимантас Ионович Шална
Nickname(s): Algis
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11" (181 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: September 12, 1959 in Vidiškės, Utena, Lithuania
Affiliations: Dynamo Kaunas, Kaunas (LTU)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Biathlon

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Algimantas Šalna was the first Lithuanian athlete to win a Winter Olympic medal, winning gold at the 1984 Olympics as a member of the Soviet relay team. He also placed fifth in the 10 km at those Olympics. At the World Championships, Šalna won two golds, both in the relay, in 1983 and 1985. His best individual finish at the World Championships was seventh at 10 km in 1983. Šalna won two Soviet titles, both in 1983, in the 20 km and the relay. After his sporting career Šalna worked as a biathlon coach, living and working in the United States beginning in 1991, and coached the United States Olympic biathlon team in 1994, 1998, 2002 and 2006.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Winter 24 Sarajevo Biathlon Men's 10 kilometres Sprint Soviet Union URS 5
1984 Winter 24 Sarajevo Biathlon Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay Soviet Union URS 1 Gold

Men's 10 kilometres Sprint

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T M S1M S1T S1R S2M S2T S2R
1984 Winter 24 Sarajevo Biathlon Soviet Union Final Standings 5 31:20.8 2 0 11:08.1 1 2 23:52.6 5

Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T M ES S1M S1ES S2M S2ES ET ER
1984 Winter 24 Sarajevo Biathlon Soviet Union URS Final Standings 1 25:17.8 2 4 0 1 2 3 1-14:45.0 2