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Virgilijus Alekna Edit Profile

Olympic athlete

Virgilijus Alekna, Lithuanian Olympic athlete. First man to throw discus 70 meters in 2000; recorded throw of 70.39 meters, Tartu, Estonia, 2000.

Background

Alekna, Virgilijus was born on February 13, 1972 in Terpeikiai, Lithuania.

Career

Winner Silver Medal World Championships, Athens, 1997. Winner Gold Medal discus throw Sydney, 2000.

Achievements

  • First man to throw discus 70 meters in 2000. Recorded throw of 70.39 meters, Tartu, Estonia, 2000.