Aurimas Lankas (LTU)

Aurimas Lankas (LTU)

LTLithuania
Canoe Sprint
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

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.

Results

CompetitionEventLocationDateSeasonGenderResultRankMentions
Olympic GamesK2 200mBrazil, Rio de Janeiro18 August 20162016Men32.3823Latest resultBest result
World ChampionshipsK2 200mItaly, Milan22 August 20152015Men31.4897Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 200mRussia, Moscow10 August 20142014Men31.0835Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 200mGermany, Duisburg1 September 20132013Men32.28512Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 4 x 200m RelayGermany, Duisburg1 September 20132013Men2:31.71010Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 200mHungary, Szeged21 August 20112011Men33.12921Best result
European ChampionshipsK2 200mRussia, Moscow26 June 20162016Men33.2889Latest resultBest result
European ChampionshipsK2 200mCzech Republic, Racice3 May 20152015Men32.6603Best result
European ChampionshipsK2 200mGermany, Brandenburg13 July 20142014Men32.5273Best result
European ChampionshipsK2 200mPortugal, Montemor-o-Velho16 June 20132013Men34.65511Best result