Outstanding Success for Lithuanian Cyclists
April 2010
Simona Krupeckaitë shows her medals. Photo courtesy lrytas.lt
Lithuanian cyclists achieved an outstanding result in cycling’s 2010 Track World Championships in Denmark, March 24-28, 2010. Australia achieved the highest medal score of 6-2-2 (i.e. 6 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze), followed by Great Britain 3-5-1 and France 2-3-2. While Lithuania’s medal count of 1-1-3 was sixth in the list of medals, in terms of medals per head of population Lithuania was way ahead of any country in the competition. Extrapolated to Australia’s population, Lithuania’s medal count would be 6-6-18 (i.e. 6 gold, 6 silver and 18 bronze)!
Four of Lithuania’s medals were won by Lithuania’s outstanding woman cyclist Simona Krupeckaitë. She won gold in the keirin, silver in the 500m time trial, bronze in sprint and shared another bronze with Gintare Gaivenytë in team sprint. Another bronze was also won a bronze by Vilija Sereikaitë in women’s individual pursuit. Simona Krupeckaitë continues to achieve outstanding results this year as she did last year, when she won 9 gold medals and substantially bettered the 500m world record. (Please see on this website News Archives/ Lithuanians in the News/ 05/04/2009 - Lithuanian Cyclists).

Further information: www.cyclingworld.dk www.lrytas.lt 29/03/10