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List of famous athletes from Lithuania, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Lithuania has seen some very talented athletes over the years, many of who have gone on to represent their country in the Olympics. These are some of the best Lithuanian athletes of all time, so if you're a native of Lithuania and are aspiring to compete in sports professionally then these are people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular popular athlete from Lithuania then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

List features athletes like Deivydas Matulevičius, Aivaras Laurišas.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Lithuanian athletes?" and "Which athletes are from Lithuania?"

You can click on the names of these legendary athletes of Lithuania in order to get more information about each one.

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Virgilijus Alekna is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Virgilijus Alekna is a Lithuanian discus thrower. He won medals at the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Olympics, including two golds.

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Diana Rasimovičiūtė is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Diana Rasimovičiūtė is a retired Lithuanian biathlete. Her event is the biathlon. She placed 18th in the 7.5 km sprint, 27th in the 10 km pursuit and 66th in the 15 km individual at the 2006 ...more

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Irina Terentjeva is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Irina Terentjeve is a cross-country skier.

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Arvydas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Arvydas Romas Sabonis is a Lithuanian retired professional basketball player and businessman. Recognized as one of the best European players of his era, he won the Euroscar Award six times, and ...more

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Šarūnas Jasikevičius is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Šarūnas "Šaras" Jasikevičius is a retired Lithuanian basketball player and current assistant coach for Žalgiris Kaunas of the Lithuanian League. Standing at 6'4¾", he ...more

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Austra Skujytė is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Austra Skujytė is a Lithuanian athlete, competing in both the heptathlon and the decathlon. On 15 April 2005 in Columbia, Missouri, she broke the women's decathlon world record, with a score of ...more

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Diana Žiliūtė is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Diana Žiliūtė is a Lithuanian racing cyclist who dominated women's road racing in the late 1990s. She made her debut in the pro cycling ranks in the mid-1990s after winning the 1994 World Junior ...more

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Darius Songaila is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Darius Songaila is a Lithuanian professional basketball player for BC Žalgiris of the Lithuanian Basketball League. He has also played for the Lithuania national team. He can play power forward ...more

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Romas Ubartas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Romas Ubartas is a retired male discus thrower from Lithuania who won a silver medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics for the USSR and a gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics for Lithuania. His ...more

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Linas Kleiza is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
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Linas Kleiza is a Lithuanian professional basketball player who plays for Emporio Armani Milano of the Italian League. Standing at 6 ft 8 in, he can play either forward position. He also ...more

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Edita Pučinskaitė is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Edita Pučinskaitė is a Lithuanian racing cyclist. For many years, she was one of the top competitors in women's road racing with a victory in the World Road Race Championships in 1999 and ...more

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Linas Pilibaitis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
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Linas Pilibaitis is a Lithuanian professional footballer playing for VMFD Zalgiris Vilnius.

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Arminas Narbekovas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
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Arminas Andreyevich Narbekovas is a former Lithuanian football player. In 2003, he was selected by UEFA as his country's greatest player of the past 50 years.

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Mindaugas Timinskas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Mindaugas Timinskas is a retired Lithuanian professional basketball player for the Lithuanian national basketball team. Born in Šilutė, Timinskas started his professional career by playing ...more

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Aleksei Novoselski is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Aleksei Novoselski is a Lithuanian cross country skier who has competed since 2002. Competing in two Winter Olympics, he earned his best finish of 53rd in the individual sprint event at ...more

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Saulius Štombergas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Saulius Štombergas is a retired Lithuanian basketball player who played and for the Lithuanian men's national basketball team. He is currently unemployed. During the 11 years as a Lithuanian ...more

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Žydrūnas Karčemarskas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
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Žydrūnas "Karce" Karčemarskas is a Lithuanian footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Gaziantepspor. He is the first-choice goalkeeper for Lithuania national football team since 2004, ...more

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Rimas Kurtinaitis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Rimas Kurtinaitis is a professional basketball coach, current head coach of the Khimki, retired Soviet and Lithuanian basketball player who was a member of the USSR and Lithuanian national ...more

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Valdas Ivanauskas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
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Valdas Ivanauskas is a football coach and a former football striker from Lithuania. He is best known in Europe for his time at Hamburger SV as a player in 1993–97 and coaching at Hearts football ...more

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Deividas Česnauskis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
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Deividas Česnauskis is a Lithuanian footballer, who plays as a winger for FK Trakai. Česnauskis is also a member of the Lithuanian national side.

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Deividas Šemberas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
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Deividas Šemberas is a Lithuanian professional footballer who plays as centre back for Žalgiris Vilnius. He also plays as a right-back or as a defensive midfielder. He plays for his country's ...more

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Šarūnas Marčiulionis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Raimondas Šarūnas Marčiulionis is a retired Lithuanian professional basketball player. Born in Kaunas, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union, he was one of the first Europeans to become a regular in the ...more

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Andrius Skerla is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
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Andrius Skerla is a Lithuanian former professional football defender.

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Eurelijus Žukauskas is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
Eurelijus Žukauskas is a retired Lithuanian professional basketball player. He played for the Lithuanian national basketball team from 1995 to 2004. In 1995 NBA Draft Žukauskas was drafted as a ...more

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Marius Stankevičius is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from Lithuania
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Marius Stankevičius is a Lithuanian professional footballer who plays for Bundesliga club Hannover 96. He was the Lithuanian player of the year in 2008 and 2009.