Full name: Antanas MikÄnas
Other name(s): Antanas Mikenas, ÐÐ½ÑÐ°Ð½Ð°Ñ ÐÐ¸ÐºÐµÐ½Ð°Ñ
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 152 lbs (69 kg)
Born: February 24, 1924 in ButkiÅ¡kiai, PanevÄÅ¾ys, Lithuania
Died: September 23, 1994 in Vilnius, Vilnius, Lithuania
Affiliations: Spartak Vilnius, Vilnius (LTU)
Country: Soviet Union
Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)
The apex of Lithuanian Antanas MikÄnasâ career was at the 1956 Olympics, where he won a silver medal in the 20 km walk. Besides his Olympic medal, MikÄnas also won the 20 km walk gold at the 1957 World Student Games. MikÄnas never won a Soviet title, his best placements at the Soviet Championships being third in 1956 and 1958 in the 20 km walk. MikÄnas was a 12-time Lithuanian SSR champion â 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. MikÄnas 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 â 1-27:22 (1959).
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