Zygimantas Stanulis

Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Lithuanian
Higher education
Coaching - Klaipeda University: Lithuania
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 14 in Marijampole, Lithuania.
Club / Team
Klaipeda Sports Club: Klaipeda, LTU
Name of coach
Bronislavas Vysniauskas [personal, national], LTU
International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
Lithuania
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Paris, FRA
General Interest
Hobbies
Watching Japanese anime television series. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver medals at the 2013, 2016 and 2018 European Championships. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2017; lzinios.lt, 02 Apr 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Bronislavas Vysniauskas. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2017)
Hero / Idol
US boxer Mike Tyson, Kazakhstani weightlifter Ilya Ilyin. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2017)
Injuries
He travelled to the 2019 European Championships in Batumi, Georgia, but decided not to compete because he was bothered by severe elbow pain. (lsaf.lt, 16 Apr 2019)

He suffered an injury that prevented him from competing at the 2018 World Championships in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. (Instagram profile, 05 Sep 2018)

In 2014 he was troubled by knee and elbow injuries. (ve.lt, 28 Nov 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up." (Athlete, 23 Oct 2017)
Awards and honours
He was one of five nominees for the 2018 Lithuanian Athlete of the Year award, which was won by discus thrower Andrius Gudzius. (european-athletics.org, 23 Dec 2018)

He was named 2018 Athlete of the Year in Klaipeda, Lithuania. (atviraklaipeda.lt, 20 Dec 2018)

He was named 2013 and 2018 Klaipeda University Athlete of the Year in Lithuania. (ve.lt, 15 Nov 2018; ve.lt, 12 Dec 2013)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2017)

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