Mrs Daina GUDZINEVICIUTE

Born 23 December 1965
Games Participated 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012
Althlete profile
Daina GUDZINEVICIUTE
LTU

Mrs Daina GUDZINEVICIUTE

LTU

Education

Law, Vilnius University (1990)

Career

Career in the Lithuanian Ministry of Internal Affairs (1988–2005)

Sports practised

Shooting, trap and double trap

Sports career

Olympic champion and Olympic record-holder (trap event) and five-time Olympic Games participant: Atlanta 1996 (10th place), Sydney 2000 (1st place), Athens 2004 (14th place), Beijing 2008 (5th place), London 2012 (14th place).

European and World champion, prize winner and finalist: 1988 European Championship 1st and 1st, 1989 World Championship 1st, 1992 European Championship 2nd and 3rd, 1994 World Championship 4th, 2002 World Championship in Lahti 2nd, 2005 European Championship in Belgrade 2nd, 2007 World Championship Nicosia 6th, 2007 World Cup in Maribor 6th, 2009 European Championship in Osijek 2nd, 2009 World Cup in San Marino 1st

Sports administration

Member of the NOC of Lithuania (LTU) General Assembly (2000-); Chair of Athletes’ Commission (2001-2012) (the successful initiation of amendments to the Physical Education and Sports Law, which ensured that, at the end of their careers, athletes with the highest achievements would receive government annuities); NOC LTU Executive Committee member (2004-); President of the Daina Shooting Club (2009-2014); Chair of the Lithuanian Olympic Fund (2012-); President of the NOC LTU (2012-); Chair of the Gender Equality and Sport Commission (2013-); Chair of the Lithuanian Sports Presidents’ Council (2015-2017); Member of the Lithuanian Sports Presidents’ Council (2015-)

Membership of other associations

Member of the Europe Olympic Committees Executive Board (2013-)

Other activities

Advisor to a Member of the Lithuanian Parliament (2001-2004, 2012-2016); Member of the Lithuanian Physical Education and Sports Fund Council (2007-2012); Participant of the EU Conference on Gender Equality in Sport (2013), IWG World Conferences on Women and Sport (2014) and international and national seminars of other NOCs; Member of EOC Women and Equality in Sport Commission (2012-2014); Chair of the EOC Gender Equality in Sport Commission (2014-2017); Liaison for the EOC Gender Equality in Sport Commission (2018-)

Awards and distinctions

Two medals for high achievements in sports from the Committee of Physical Education and Sport under the Council of Ministries of the Republic of Lithuania (1988, 1989); Four medals for high achievements in sports from the Department of Physical Education and Sport under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania (1992, 2000, 2002, 2005); St Christopher award for achievements for Vilnius city (2000); Woman of the Year Awards (2000); Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas (2001); Winner of the 2009 IOC Trophy “Sport and the Fight Against Doping”; IOC Women and Sport Awards Europe Winner (2018)

IOC History

Chair of the Organising Committee for the IOC Forum “Advancing Women in Leadership Roles” (2017), Member of the Athletes Entourage Commission (2019-), Coordination for the XXV Olympic Winter Games Milano Cortina 2026 (2019-)