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Romas Ubartas

Full name: Romas Ubartas
Other name(s): Romas Ionovich Ubartas, Ромас Ионович Убартас
Gender: Male
Height: 6-7.5 (203 cm)
Weight: 265 lbs (120 kg)
Born: May 26, 1960 in Panevėžys, Panevėžys, Lithuania
Affiliations: Dynamo Vilnius, Vilnius (LTU)
Country: URS Soviet Union, LTU Lithuania
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

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Biography

Romas Ubartas took up athletics at age 15 and was selected for the Soviet national team in 1983. Ubartas became the first athlete to win an Olympic medal for newly independent Lithuania, when he won the Olympic discus gold on 5 August 1992. Four years earlier, at the 1988 Olympics, Ubartas had won a silver medal, representing the Soviet Union. Besides his Olympic medals, Ubartas was the 1986 European Champion, won gold medals at the 1986 and 1990 Goodwill Games, and won a silver at the 1989 European Cup. In 1991, Ubartas was considered as a heavy favorite at the World Championships, but he refused to compete for the Soviet Union. At the 1993 World Championships, competing for Lithuania, he initially finished fourth, but failed a doping test and was banned for four years. After his absence, Ubartas made a comeback but without the success of his earlier years. He finished his sports career in 2002 and later worked as an athletics coach in Lithuania.

Personal Best\: DT – 70.06 (1988).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Athletics Men's Discus Throw Soviet Union URS 2 Silver
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Athletics Men's Discus Throw Lithuania LTU 1 Gold
2000 Summer 40 Sydney Athletics Men's Discus Throw Lithuania LTU 27 QR

Men's Discus Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Final Round 2 67.48
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round One 2 66.86
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Two 2 66.20 66.86
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Three 2 66.24 66.86
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Four 2 64.40 66.86
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Five 3 63.74 66.86
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Final Round Round Six NP 67.48
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round 2 QU 65.58
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group B 2 65.58
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group B Round One 2 65.58
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 2 pass 65.58
1988 Summer 28 Seoul Athletics Soviet Union Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP pass
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Athletics Lithuania Final Round 1 65.12
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Athletics Lithuania Final Round Round One 6 60.90
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Athletics Lithuania Final Round Round Two 4 62.64 62.64
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Athletics Lithuania Final Round Round Three 1 64.36 64.36
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Athletics Lithuania Final Round Round Four 1 foul 64.36
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Athletics Lithuania Final Round Round Five 1 65.12 65.12
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Athletics Lithuania Final Round Round Six NP foul
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Athletics Lithuania Qualifying Round 1 QU 66.08
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Athletics Lithuania Qualifying Round Group B 1 66.08
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Athletics Lithuania Qualifying Round Group B Round One 1 66.08
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Athletics Lithuania Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 1 pass 66.08
1992 Summer 32 Barcelona Athletics Lithuania Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP pass
2000 Summer 40 Sydney Athletics Lithuania Qualifying Round 27 60.50
2000 Summer 40 Sydney Athletics Lithuania Qualifying Round Group A 12 60.50
2000 Summer 40 Sydney Athletics Lithuania Qualifying Round Group A Round One 11 60.43
2000 Summer 40 Sydney Athletics Lithuania Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 11 60.50 60.50
2000 Summer 40 Sydney Athletics Lithuania Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP foul
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