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Stasys Šaparnis

Full name: Stasys Šaparnis
Other name(s): Stasis Aloizovich Shaparnis, Стасис Алоизович Шапарнис
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (174 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: October 2, 1939 in Panevėžys, Panevėžys, Lithuania
Affiliations: VS Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Modern Pentathlon

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Stasys Šaparnis started his sporting career as a swimmer and water polo player, winning his first championship medal, a silver, at the Lithuanian SSR championships in water polo in 1960. Soon after that he switched to modern pentathlon and won Lithuanian SSR modern pentathlon titles in 1961-63, and 1971-72. Besides his Olympic silver medal, Šaparnis won a team title in 1969, three silvers (1967 in individual and 1966 and 1970 in team event) and one bronze (1967 in team event) at the World Championships. At the Soviet championships, he was not as successful, winning only one individual medal, a silver in 1970. But at the team event, Šaparnis was a Soviet champion in 1965, took silvers in 1963 and 1972 and bronze in 1968. After finishing his sporting career, he worked as a coach for a short while, before becoming a modern pentathlon judge and sports official. From 1988-92, Šaparnis was president of the Lithuanian Modern Pentathlon Federation and from 1992-96 he was vice-president of the Lithuanian Olympic Committee.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon Men's Individual Soviet Union URS 9
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon Men's Team Soviet Union URS 2 Silver

Men's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS T OP W S P
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon Soviet Union Final Standings 9 4,656
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon Soviet Union Riding 6 1,070 3:26 30
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon Soviet Union Fencing 22T 793 24
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon Soviet Union Shooting 35T 802 185 0
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon Soviet Union Swimming 8 1,027 3:49.9
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon Soviet Union Running 6 964 14:27.8

Men's Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP AIP
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon Soviet Union URS Final Standings 2 14,248 4,656 4,629
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon Soviet Union URS Riding 1 3,135 1,070
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon Soviet Union URS Fencing 2T 2,558 793 766
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon Soviet Union URS Shooting 5 2,648 802
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon Soviet Union URS Swimming 1 3,141 1,027
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon Soviet Union URS Running 2 2,766 964
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