Facts and figures
32 sports, 239 events, and 3997 athletes from 206 nations.
Most medals won (from a total of 93 teams) by: 1. Russia – 59 (29, 18, 12), 2. China – 36 (18, 9, 9), 3. Japan – 39 (15, 12, 12), … 52-55. Lithuania, Denmark Slovakia, Tunisia – 3 (1, 1, 1).
Lithuania in the Games
In Argentina Lithuania was represented by 15 athletes who competed in swimming, shooting, track and field athletics, rowing, gymnastics, modern pentathlon, table tennis and weightlifting events. During the Opening ceremony the honor of carrying the Lithuanian national flag was entrusted to shot putter Dominykas Čepys.
Swimmers Agnė Šeleikaitė and Kotryna Teterevkova together won all the three medal places. During the Games, 2 Lithuanian youth records were bested and many of our athletes reached their personal records.
A. Šeleikaitė, coached by Rūta Meilutytė’s former coach Giedrius Martinionis, won gold in the 50 m breaststroke event.
K. Teterevkova won two more medals: she placed 2nd in the 200 m breaststroke event and third in the 100 m breaststroke event.
Rowers Kamilė Kralikaitė and Vytautė Urbonaitė who had placed 3rd in the 2018 European Rowing Junior Championships and 4th in the World Rowing Championships were only 6th due to an unusual for them distance of 500 meters rather than the usual 2,000 meters.
Shooter Greta Rankelytė won 8th place in the girls’ 10 m air pistol event.
Right after arriving to Buenos Aires, weightlifter Žilvinas Žilinskas and his coach Vincas Šlevinskis decided to move to a heavier weight category, therefore the athlete participated in the 77 kg event rather then the pre-planned 69 kg event. He placed 7th.