Virgilijus ALEKNA

Lithuania LTU

Athletics

  • Olympic Medals
    2 G
    1 B
  • Games participations
    5
  • First Olympic Games
    Atlanta 1996
  • Year of Birth
    1972
Olympic Results

Biography

Virgilijus ALEKNA

Following in the footsteps of Romas Ubartas, Alekna became Lithuania's second Olympic champion, also in the discus throw. Ubartas, also present in Sydney, saw Alekna defeat titleholder and then quadruple World Champion Lars Riedel. Alekna's second title was less glamorous. He initially was awarded a silver medal, but was moved up one position when the winner, Hungary's Róbert Fazekas, refused to provide a urine sample and was disqualified. In addition to his two Olympic titles, Alekna has won the 2003 and 2005 World Championships, as well as the 2006 European title. Outside of sports, Alekna works as the body guard of Lithuania's prime minister.

Personal Best: DT – 73.88 (2000).

Olympic Results

More results
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

London 2012

#4
Discus Throw
Discus Throw Athletics
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Beijing 2008

B
Discus Throw
Discus Throw Athletics
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Athens 2004

G
Discus Throw
Discus Throw Athletics
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Sydney 2000

G
Discus Throw
Discus Throw Athletics
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Atlanta 1996

#5
Discus Throw
Discus Throw Athletics