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Gintautas Umaras

Full name: Gintautas Ionovich Umaras
Other name(s): Gintautas Ionovich Umaras, Гинтаутас Ионович Умарас
Gender: Male
Height: 6-1.5 (187 cm)
Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg)
Born: May 20, 1963 in Kaunas, Kaunas, Lithuania
Affiliations: Dynamo Klaipėda, Klaipėda (LTU)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Cycling

Related Olympians: Brother of Mindaugas Umaras.

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Gintautas Umaras is one of the great pursuiters in history. He first made the Soviet national team in 1981 and would have been a favorite at the 1984 Olympics, had the USSR not boycotted. In addition to his Olympic victories in 1988, he was USSR champion from 1984-87 and world individual pursuit champion in 1987. After the 1988 Olympics, Umaras joined several other prominent Soviet riders when he was allowed to turn professional, and had a brief professional career from 1989-91.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Cycling Men's Individual Pursuit, 4,000 metres Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres Soviet Union URS 1 Gold

Men's Individual Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Cycling Soviet Union Final Round Match 1/2 1 WR 4:32.00
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Cycling Soviet Union Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 4:40.24
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Cycling Soviet Union Quarter-Finals Heat Four 1 QU 4:32.83
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Cycling Soviet Union Round One Heat Seven 1 QU 4:35.32
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Cycling Soviet Union Qualifying Round Heat Twelve 1 QU 4:35.03

Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Cycling Soviet Union URS Final Round Match 1/2 1 WR 4:13.31
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Cycling Soviet Union URS Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 4:20.17
1988 Summer 25 Seoul Cycling Soviet Union URS Qualifying Round 1 QU/WR 4:16.10
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