Lithuanian Sports - In Brief
16th September 2007
Ričardas Berankis with the US Open junior trophy.
Photo courtesy Lietuvos Žinios
Ričardas Berankis wins US Open junior championship
A week ago the seventeen year old Lithuanian rising tennis star Ričardas Berankis won the prestigious US Open junior championship in New York. He was competing in the US Open juniors only for the second time. He had trained with the
The star of Lithuania’s basketball team, Šarūnas
Jasikevičius, with the ball during the Lithuania
- Slovenia match. Photo courtesy Lietuvos Rytas
tennis champion Roger Federer for two weeks prior to the championship.

2007 European Basketball Championship
In the 2007 European Basketball Championship in Spain, the Lithuanian team reached the quarter finals without losing any matches, the only team in the competition to do so. In its first match of the semi finals last Friday, September 14, Lithuania won against Croatia in a hard fought match and it looked like the Lithuanian team would be fighting it out with Spain for the gold. However last night, September 15, they lost to Russia 86:74 and will now play Greece for the bronze.

IFSA Strongman World Open Championships
To cap it all, Lithuania’s strongman team have reached the finals in 2007 IFSA Strongman World Open Championships currently under way in South Korea.

Further information: www.usopen.org 09/09/07, www.lzinios.lt 11,15/09/07, www.lrytas.lt 15/09/07, www.balsas.lt 14/09/07