Lithuania at the 2020 Summer Olympics

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Lithuania at the
2020 Summer Olympics
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in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors41 in 12 sports
Flag bearer Giedrius Titenis and Sandra Jablonskytė
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.


The following is the list of number of competitors in the Games.

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 6 5 11
Canoeing 1 0 1
Cycling 1 3 4
Judo 0 1 1
Gymnastics 1 0 1
Modern pentathlon 1 2 3
Rowing 7 2 9
Sailing 1 1 2
Shooting 1 0 1
Swimming 5 1 6
Weightlifting 1 0 1
Wrestling 1 0 1
Total 26 15 41


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 Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Arturas Mastianica Men's 50 km walk N/A
Marius Žiūkas Men's 20 km walk
Brigita Virbalytė-Dimšienė Women's 20 km walk
Agnė Šerkšnienė Women's 400 m N/A
Gediminas Truskauskas Men's 200 m
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Andrius Gudžius Men's discus throw
Adrijus Glebauskas Men's high jump
Edis Matusevičius Men's javelin throw
Airinė Palšytė Women's high jump
Diana Zagainova Women's triple jump
Liveta Jasiūnaitė Women's javelin throw



Lithuania qualified a single boat (men's K-1 200 m) for the Games by winning the gold medal and booking an outright berth at the 2021 ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup 2 in Barnaul, Russia.[4]

Athlete Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Mindaugas Maldonis Men's K-1 200 m

Qualification Legend: FA = Qualify to final (medal); FB = Qualify to final B (non-medal)



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.[5]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Evaldas Šiškevičius 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.[6]

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


Lithuania entered one judoka into the Olympic tournament based on the International Judo Federation Olympics Individual Ranking.[7]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Sandra Jablonskytė Women's +78 kg

Modern pentathlon

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.[8] 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.[9]

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 a total of four boats (three men's and one women's) for each of the following rowing events, three of them were gained at the 2019 FISA World Championships in Ottensheim, Austria,[10] and the men's quadruple crew qualified through a final qualification regatta in Lucerne, Switzerland due to Russian crew declining their spot.[11]

Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Mindaugas Griškonis Men's single sculls 7:05.88 2 QF Bye
Aurimas Adomavičius
Saulius Ritter
Men's double sculls 6:23.08 4 R N/A
Donata Karalienė
Milda Valčiukaitė
Women's double sculls 6:50.38 2 SA/B Bye
Dominykas Jančionis
Dovydas Nemeravičius
Armandas Kelmelis
Martynas Džiaugys
Men's quadruple sculls 6:03.07 5 R 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.[12][13]

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 shooters achieved quota places for the following events by virtue of their best finishes at the 2018 ISSF World Championships, the 2019 ISSF World Cup series, European Championships or Games, and European Qualifying Tournament, as long as they obtained a minimum qualifying score (MQS) by 5 June 2021.[14]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Karolis Girulis Men's 10 m air rifle
Men's 50 m rifle 3 positions


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)):[15][16]

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
Men's 200 m breaststroke
Giedrius Titenis Men's 100 m breaststroke
Simonas Bilis
Deividas Margevičius
Danas Rapšys
Andrius Šidlauskas
Men's 4 × 100 m medley relay N/A
Kotryna Teterevkova Women's 100 m breaststroke
Women's 200 m breaststroke


Lithuania entered one male weightlifter into the Olympic competition. Arnas Šidiškis accepted a spare berth unused by Europe as the next highest-ranked weightlifter vying for qualification in the men's 109 kg category based on the IWF Absolute World Rankings.[17]

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Arnas Šidiškis Men's –109 kg


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.[18]


  • 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


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