Aurimas LANKAS (LTU)

LTLithuania
Age:
37 years
Federation:
LITHUANIAN CANOE FEDERATION
Aurimas Lankas (LTU)

Biography

General Interest

Hobbies
History, politics, travelling, spending time with friends. (baku2015.com, 15 Jun 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the K2 200m at the 2014 European Championships in Brandenburg, Germany. (baku2015.com, 15 Jun 2015)
Other information
TIME AWAY FROM THE SPORT
In 2004 he decided to take a break from the sport to focus on his education. He studied for a law degree, specialising in criminal law, at Vilnius University in Lithuania. He returned to paddling in 2009. (baku2015.com, 15 Jun 2015; liberalai.lt, 17 Dec 2014)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
Together with the city council of Siauliai, Lithuania, he has been working to set up a rowing base that could be used for international competitions. The project was initially put forward to help rejuvenate the local Talksa lake. "We have a natural lake in the city that can be easily amended not only to benefit the citizens, but help generate revenue for the city," Lankas said. (liberalai.lt, 17 Dec 2014)

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began paddling at age 10.
Why this sport?
His father Antanas got him involved with the sport during the summer holidays.
Club / Team
Irklo Broliai: Lithuania
Name of coach
Antanas Lankas [father]; Romuladas Petrukanecas [national]
Training Regime
He gets up at 05:00 to train before he goes to work.

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
07 September 1985
Height
179 cm
Weight
88 kg
Marital status
Married
Family
Wife Egle, son Aretas
Residence
Šiauliai, LTU
Occupation
Athlete, Bank Employee
Languages
English, Lithuanian, Russian
Higher education
Law - Vilnius University: Lithuania