When? February 10-15, 2019
Medals won? 1

Sarajevo and East Sarajevo 2019 European Youth Winter Olympic Festival

Facts and figures

8 sports, 32 events, and 911 athletes from 46 nations.

Most medals won (a total of 21 teams) by: 1. Norway – 12 (6, 1, 5), 2. Switzerland – 12 (5, 5, 2), 3. France – 11 (4, 3, 4), … 17-19. Lithuania, Belgium, and Estonia – 1 (0, 1, 0).

Lithuania in the Olympic Festival

In Sarajevo, where during the 1984 Winter Olympics Algimantas Šalna triumphed, Lithuania was represented by 11 young athletes: 4 skiers, 4 biathletes, 2 Alpine skiers and 1 snowboarder. The 12 team member figure skater Paulina Ramanauskaitė was forced to stay in Lithuania due to a foot injury.

Snowboarder Motiejus Morauskas who carried the Lithuanian national flag during the Opening ceremony won silver in the big air event and placed 4th in the slopestyle event.

Motiejus, coached by his father Artūras Morauskas, continued the family tradition of winning a medal in the European Youth Olympic Festival, where his sister runner Modesta Morauskaitė became a champion in 2011.

Alpine skier Smiltė Bieliūnaitė was 34th in the slalom event, while biathlete Gytis Mikoliūnas placed 55th in the 7.5 km sprint and the 12.5 pursuit event. Edvinas Šimonutis reached the highest 64th place among Lithuanian skiers in the 7.5 km race event.

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