Lithuania at the 2020 Summer Olympics

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Lithuania at the
2020 Summer Olympics
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NOCLithuanian Olympic Committee (in Lithuanian and English)
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors27 in 8 sports
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Russian Empire (1908–1912)
 Soviet Union (1952–1988)

Lithuania is expected to compete at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Originally scheduled to take place from 24 July to 9 August 2020, the Games have been postponed to 23 July to 8 August 2021, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.[1] It will be the nation's eighth consecutive appearance at the Games in the post-Soviet era and tenth overall in Summer Olympic history.


Lithuanian athletes achieved the entry standards, either by qualifying time or by world ranking, in the following track and field events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event):[2][3]

  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Track & road events
Athlete Event Final
Result Rank
Arturas Mastianica Men's 50 km walk
Brigita Virbalytė-Dimšienė Women's 20 km walk
Marius Žiūkas Men's 20 km walk
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Andrius Gudžius Men's discus throw
Edis Matusevičius Men's javelin throw
Diana Zagainova Women's triple jump



Lithuania entered one rider each to compete in both men's and women's Olympic road race, by virtue of his top 50 national finish (for men) and her top 100 individual finish (for women), respectively, in the UCI World Ranking.[4]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Men's road race
Rasa Leleivytė Women's road race


Following the completion of the 2020 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Lithuanian riders accumulated spots in the women's team sprint, as well as the women's sprint and keirin, based on their country's results in the final UCI Olympic rankings.

Athlete Event Qualification Round 1 Repechage 1 Round 2 Repechage 2 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Speed (km/h)
Rank Opposition
Speed (km/h)
Speed (km/h)
Speed (km/h)
Speed (km/h)
Speed (km/h)
Speed (km/h)
Speed (km/h)
Simona Krupeckaitė Women's sprint  
Miglė Marozaitė  
Team sprint
Athlete Event Qualification Semifinals Final
Speed (km/h)
Rank Opposition
Speed (km/h)
Rank Opposition
Speed (km/h)
Simona Krupeckaitė
Miglė Marozaitė
Women's team sprint  

Qualification legend: FA=Gold medal final; FB=Bronze medal final

Athlete Event 1st Round Repechage 2nd Round 3rd Round Final
Rank Rank Rank Rank Rank
Simona Krupeckaitė Women's keirin
Miglė Marozaitė



Lithuania entered one artistic gymnast into the Olympic competition. Rio 2016 Olympian Robert Tvorogal booked a spot in the men's individual all-around and apparatus events, by finishing sixth out of the twelve gymnasts eligible for qualification at the 2019 World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany.[5]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
Robert Tvorogal All-around

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Lithuanian athletes qualified for the following spots in the modern pentathlon at the Games. London 2012 champion Laura Asadauskaitė secured an outright berth in the women's event by winning the gold medal at the 2019 UIPM World Cup Final in Tokyo, Japan.[6] Justinas Kinderis and London 2012 Olympian Gintarė Venčkauskaitė confirmed places in their respective events, with the former finishing sixth and the latter fifth among those eligible for Olympic qualification at the 2019 European Championships in Bath, England.[7]

Athlete Event Fencing
(épée one touch)
(200 m freestyle)
(show jumping)
Combined: shooting/running
(10 m air pistol)/(3200 m)
Total points Final rank
RR BR Rank MP points Time Rank MP points Penalties Rank MP points Time Rank MP Points
Justinas Kinderis Men's
Laura Asadauskaitė Women's
Gintarė Venčkauskaitė


Lithuania qualified three boats (two men's and one women's) for each of the following rowing classes into the Olympic regatta, with the majority of crews confirming Olympic places for their boats at the 2019 FISA World Championships in Ottensheim, Austria.[8]

Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Men's single sculls
Men's double sculls N/A
Women's double sculls N/A

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; QF=Quarterfinals; R=Repechage


Lithuanian sailors qualified one boat in each of the following classes through the class-associated World Championships, and the continental regattas.[9][10]

Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 M*
Juozas Bernotas Men's RS:X
Viktorija Andrulytė Women's Laser Radial N/A

M = Medal race; EL = Eliminated – did not advance into the medal race


Lithuanian swimmers further achieved qualifying standards in the following events (up to a maximum of 2 swimmers in each event at the Olympic Qualifying Time (OQT), and potentially 1 at the Olympic Selection Time (OST)):[11][12]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Danas Rapšys Men's 200 m freestyle
Men's 400 m freestyle N/A
Men's 200 m individual medley
Andrius Šidlauskas Men's 100 m breaststroke
Giedrius Titenis
Danas Rapšys
Andrius Šidlauskas
Men's 4 × 100 m medley relay N/A


Lithuania qualified one wrestler for the men's Greco-Roman 130 kg into the Olympic competition, by progressing to the top two finals at the 2021 European Qualification Tournament in Budapest, Hungary.[13]


  • VT (ranking points: 5–0 or 0–5) – Victory by fall.
  • VB (ranking points: 5–0 or 0–5) – Victory by injury (VF for forfeit, VA for withdrawal or disqualification)
  • PP (ranking points: 3–1 or 1–3) – Decision by points – the loser with technical points.
  • PO (ranking points: 3–0 or 0–3) – Decision by points – the loser without technical points.
  • ST (ranking points: 4–0 or 0–4) – Great superiority – the loser without technical points and a margin of victory of at least 8 (Greco-Roman) or 10 (freestyle) points.
  • SP (ranking points: 4–1 or 1–4) – Technical superiority – the loser with technical points and a margin of victory of at least 8 (Greco-Roman) or 10 (freestyle) points.
Men's Greco-Roman
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage Final / BM
Mantas Knystautas −130 kg


Lithuanian officials accredited as judges in Tokyo Olympics:


  1. ^ "Joint Statement from the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee". Olympics. 24 March 2020. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  2. ^ " – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  3. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXXII Olympiad – Tokyo 2020 Entry Standards" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Athletes' quotas for Road Cycling events at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games". UCI. 18 November 2019. Retrieved 23 November 2019.
  5. ^ "Artistic Gymnastics World Championships 2019: Day 4 - as it happened". Olympic Channel. 7 October 2019. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  6. ^ "Laura Asadauskaitė – pasaulio taurės laimėtoja: ruošis olimpiadai" [Laura Asadauskaitė is now ready to compete for the Olympics after being crowned the World Cup champion] (in Lithuanian). Žmonė 27 June 2019. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  7. ^ Smith, Matthew (11 August 2019). "Cooke add men's European Modern Pentathlon Championships to world title". Inside the Games. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  8. ^ "Plenty of Tokyo 2020 qualifiers, loads of pride at World Rowing Championships". International Rowing Federation. 29 August 2019. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  9. ^ "Dane, Belgium win Laser Radial Worlds". Scuttlebutt Sailing News. 24 July 2019. Retrieved 27 July 2019.
  10. ^ "Friends win medals at the 2019 RS:X World Championship". World Sailing. 29 September 2019. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  11. ^ "FINA – Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Qualification". FINA. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  12. ^ "Tokyo 2020 – FINA Swimming Qualification System" (PDF). Tokyo 2020. FINA. Retrieved 6 March 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ Olanowski, Eric (20 March 2021). "Russia and Georgia Grab Pair of Greco-Roman Olympic Berths". United World Wrestling. Retrieved 21 March 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ "Edvinui Krungolcui jau užsakytas bilietas į olimpinį Tokiją" [Edvinas Krungolcas has booked his Olympic ticket to Tokyo]. (in Lithuanian). 27 December 2020. Retrieved 19 March 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ "Teisėju tapusio olimpiečio svajonė išsipildys Tokijuje" [His dream of becoming an Olympic official will come true in Tokyo]. (in Lithuanian). Lithuanian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 19 March 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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