Full name: LaimutÄ BaikauskaitÄ
Other name(s): Laymute Baykauskayte, ÐÐ°Ð¹Ð¼ÑÑÐµ ÐÐ°Ð¹ÐºÐ°ÑÑÐºÐ°Ð¹ÑÐµ
Height: 5-3.5 (162 cm)
Weight: 128 lbs (58 kg)
Born: June 10, 1956 in Gaideliai, KlaipÄda, Lithuania
Affiliations: SA Vilnius
Country: Soviet Union
Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)
LaimutÄ BaikauskaitÄ took up athletics in 1970. Her best year was 1988, when she won her only Soviet title in the 1,500 and was selected for the Soviet Olympic team. At the Olympics, BaikauskaitÄ won the 1,500 silver, defeating her more famous teammate [Tetiana Samolenko], who placed third. The 1988 Olympics was BaikauskaitÄ's only major international. She also won an 800 silver at the 1980 Soviet Championships and was a 14-time Lithuanian SSR champion between 1973-91. After finishing her sports career, BaikauskaitÄ worked as an athletics coach, first in Lithuania and from 1995 in the United States.
Personal Best\: 1500 â 4:00.24 (1988).
|1988 Summer||32||Seoul||Athletics||Women's 1,500 metres||Soviet Union||URS||2||Silver|
|1988 Summer||32||Seoul||Athletics||Soviet Union||Final||2||4:00.24|
|1988 Summer||32||Seoul||Athletics||Soviet Union||Round One||Heat Two||7||QC||4:05.74|