Pentathlete Laura Asadauskaitė – Lithuania’s golden sportswoman

pirmadienis, 20. rugpjūtis 2012

Laura Asadauskaitė has always been in the shadow of Donata Rimšaitė, a Lithuanian athlete who has recently deflected to Russia. Now, Laura is an Olympic champion, while Donata was forced to watch London Olympics from home.

When Rimšaitė decided to not represent Lithuania any more, coach of the modern pentathlon team Jurijus Moskvičovas almost tearfully regretted that he was losing the most talented pentathlete he had ever coached. He made no secret – of the two leaders in the team, it was the stronger one who was leaving.

“Currently, there are two female pentathletes in the world whose bodies are perfectly suited for the sport. They are Rimšaitė and France’s Amelie Caze. No other pentathlete can even approach their talent. Including Laura Asadauskaitė, who can, of course, win a tournament, but she needs more luck,” Moskvičiovas said a year and a half ago.

Today his eyes are filled with tears again – tears of joy. He witnessed a triumph of a Lithuanian pentathlete in London – Laura Asadauskaitė. Read more

Olympic champion Rūta Meilutytė stole the show at London Games

penktadienis, 3. rugpjūtis 2012

Rūta Meilutytė (on the right) togather with TV presenter Lucy Hockings at BBC studio

Rūta Meilutytė (on the right) togather with TV presenter Lucy Hockings at BBC studio

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Even if Virgilijus Alekna throws the discus 70 metres and the basketball team makes it to the Olympic finals sixth time in a row, London Olympic Games will forever be remembered as the triumph of 15-year-old Rūta Meilutytė.

Overnight, the swimmer turned from an ordinary teenager known only to her friends and relatives into an international celebrity whose Olympic performance was discussed by world-famous athletes and reputable sports publications. Meilutytė won gold in women’s 100 metres breaststroke, beating world champion Rebecca Soni, American. The Olympic bronze was awarded to Saomi Suzuki from Japan. Read more