Brilliant Results for Lithuanian Sports
August 2010
The Lithuanian team celebrating their outstanding win.
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Two weeks ago Lithuanian sports notched up some outstanding results. In the European Youth Basketball (Under 18) Men’s Championships 2010 the Lithuanian team won decisively against all opposition and won the Gold in the Championships. These were held 22 July – 1 August 2010 in the Siemens Arena in Vilnius, Lithuania. The Lithuanians did not lose a single match. After
Živilė Balčiūnaitėrunning the marathon.
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a nail-biting semi-finals win against Serbia (67:66), the Lithuanians demonstrated their mastery of the game by winning 90:61 in the finals against the other semi-finalist Russia. The finals drew a crowd of 13,000, which was an all time record for Youth Basketball games in Europe. The Bronze went to Latvia.

Another outstanding result was the win by Lithuania’s Živilė Balčiūnaitė on July 31 2010 in the Women's Marathon in the 2010 European Athletics Championships, held in Barcelona, Spain. Balčiūnaitė’s time was 2:31:14. More than a minute behind Živilė was Russia’s Nailya Yulamanova in second place with 2:32:15. Italy’s Anna Incerti took third place with 2:32:48.

Further information:
www.fibaeurope-u18men.com/en/default.asp
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_European_Athletics_Championships_%E2%80%93_Women's_Marathon
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