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Ramune Adomaitiene

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T38, F38

Further personal information

Family
Daughter Roberta
Languages
Lithuanian, Russian, English
Higher education
Coaching, Sport and Recreation Studies - Vilnius Pedagogical University: Lithuania

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up athletics in 1978. After recovering from her accident she returned to the sport in 2001 in Klaipeda, Lithuania. She began competing in the discus in 2018.
Why this sport?
As a child she grew up watching her mother compete in athletics. "Life is different if you live in a home where thoughts, language and daily work revolves around workouts, camps and competitions." In 2017 she was hit by a car, and her injuries meant she could no longer compete in the long jump. As a result she took up the discus.
Club / Team
SK Kentauras: Lithuania
Name of coach
Algina Marija Vilcinskiene [mother], LTU, from 1999

International debut

Year
2001
Competing for
Lithuania

General interest

Nicknames
Rama (ve.lt, 10 Nov 2018)
Hobbies
Playing with dogs. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the F38 long jump at the 2011 World Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
Lithuanian heptathlete Remigija Nazaroviene. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
Soviet heptathlete Valda Ruskyte. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Injuries
In December 2017 she sustained a broken left leg as well as injuries to her knee, elbow and neck after she was hit by a car while crossing the road. Her injuries forced her to stop competing in the long jump. (ve.lt, 10 Nov 2018; diena.lt, 06 Jun 2018)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2011 and 2017 Lithuanian Para Athlete of the Year. (ve.lt, 15 Dec 2017, 18 Nov 2015)

She was named as one of the 10 Best Lithuanian Para Athletes of the Year by the Lithuanian Paralympic Committee in 2015 and 2016. (delfi.lt, 09 Dec 2015; asgaliu.lrytas.lt, 05 Dec 2016)
Other sports
She competed in heptathlon prior to her injury and was a member of the Lithuanian national able-bodied athletics team. (paralympics.lt, 31 Dec 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (ve.lt, 10 Nov 2018)
Impairment
Her impairment is the result of head injuries sustained in a car accident in 1997 that also claimed the life of her husband. (biciulyste.lt, 26 Jul 2012; paralympics.lt, 31 Dec 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T38 Final Round 6
Women's 200 m T38 Final Round 9999
Women's Shot Put F38 Final Round 2
Women's Javelin F35/36/38 Final Round 1
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F37/38 Final Round 11
Women's Javelin F35-38 Final Round 9999
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F37/38 Final 2011-01-26 3
Women's Long Jump F37/38 Final 2011-01-27 1
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump F37/38 Final Round 2012-08-31 4
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump T37/38 Final 1 2013-07-26 2
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump T38 Final 1 2015-10-27 2
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump T38 Final Round 2016-09-11 4
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump T38 Final 1 2017-07-17 5