At a glance

20 May 1963 Kaunas, Lithuania
187 cm / 84 kg 6'2'' / 184 pounds
Male

Gintautas Umaras is one of the great pursuiters in history. He first made the Soviet national team in 1981 and would have been a favorite at the 1984 Olympics, had the USSR not boycotted. In addition to his Olympic victories in 1988, he was USSR champion from 1984-87 and world individual pursuit champion in 1987. After the 1988 Olympics, Umaras joined several other prominent Soviet riders when he was allowed to turn professional, and had a brief professional career from 1989-91.

Gintautas in numbers

1
Olympics
Olympics
2
medals
Gold medal:2 Silver medal: Bronze medal:
  • Seoul
    Seoul 1988
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Seoul
    Seoul 1988
    • 1 Gold medal
      Cycling
      Individual Pursuit, 4,000 metres
    • 1 Gold medal
      Cycling
      Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres