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Nijolė Sabaitė

Full name: Nijolė Sabaitė (-Razienė)
Other name(s): Niyole Anranovna Sabayte (-Razene), Ниёле Анрановна Сабайте (-Разене)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6 (168 cm)
Weight: 123 lbs (56 kg)
Born: August 12, 1950 in Raseiniai, Kaunas, Lithuania
Affiliations: Nemunas Vilnius
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)


Lithuanian Nijolė Sabaitė had a very brief international career. After winning the 800 bronze medal at the 1968 European Junior Championships, She was selected for the Soviet national team in 1970. She competed at the 1971 European Championships, but was eliminated in the semi-finals of the 800. In 1972 Sabaitė won an 800 silver at the Olympics and in 1973 won silver at the Universiade and bronze at the European Cup. She was the Soviet 800 champion in 1972-73 and was a five-time Lithuanian SSR champion. Sabaitė finished her sports career after graduating from the Vilnius Pedagogical Institute (now Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences) with a special education degree and later worked with disabled children at the Vilnius University Children’s Hospital and at various Vilnius disabled children homes.

Personal Best\: 800 – 1:58.65 (1972).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics Women's 800 metres Soviet Union URS 2 Silver

Women's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics Soviet Union Final 2 1:58.65 5
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics Soviet Union Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 2:00.90 3
1972 Summer 22 München Athletics Soviet Union Round One Heat Three 1 QU 2:01.50 4
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