An Excellent Start to Lithuania’s Basketball Team at the Beijing Olympics
17th August 2008
The bastketballer Šarūnas Jasikevičius carries the
Lithuanian flag during the opening ceremony.
Photo courtesy "Lietuvos Rytas".
Šarūnas Jasikevičius in the game against Croatia
Photo courtesy "".
Lithuanian basketballers have now won their first four matches in the Beijing Olympics, the only team in their group to do so. They won against the Athens Olympics champions Argentina (79:75), Iran (99:67), last year’s European champions Russia (86:79) and Croatia (86:73). In their group Lithuania still has to play against Australia’s Boomers (Monday 18/08/08 1.15 pm EST).
The first Beijing Olympics medal for Lithuania was won by the wrestler Mindaugas Mizgaitis (a bronze).

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