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Antanas Mikėnas

Full name: Antanas Mikėnas
Other name(s): Antanas Mikenas, Антанас Микенас
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 152 lbs (69 kg)
Born: February 24, 1924 in Butkiškiai, Panevėžys, Lithuania
Died: September 23, 1994 in Vilnius, Vilnius, Lithuania
Affiliations: Spartak Vilnius, Vilnius (LTU)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)


The apex of Lithuanian Antanas Mikėnas’ career was at the 1956 Olympics, where he won a silver medal in the 20 km walk. Besides his Olympic medal, Mikėnas also won the 20 km walk gold at the 1957 World Student Games. Mikėnas never won a Soviet title, his best placements at the Soviet Championships being third in 1956 and 1958 in the 20 km walk. Mikėnas was a 12-time Lithuanian SSR champion – 10 km track walk in 1952-53; 20 km track walk in 1952-53, and 1959-60; 10 km road walk in 1954; 20 km road walk in 1955-56; and 30 km road walk in 1954-56. Mikėnas graduated from the Lithuanian Physical Education Institute (now Lithuanian Sports University) in 1952 and from 1959-89 worked as a coach and lecturer at Vilnius University.

Personal Best\: 20kmW – 1-27:22 (1959).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 32 Melbourne Athletics Men's 20 kilometres Walk Soviet Union URS 2 Silver

Men's 20 kilometres Walk

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1956 Summer 32 Melbourne Athletics Soviet Union Final Standings 2 1-32:03.0
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