Born in November 12, 1982 in Lithuania, one of best current Laser Radial sailors is celebrating 33 years old today.
Happy birthday Gintare Scheidt!
Born as Gintare Volungeviciute, she married brazilian Robert Scheidt in October 2008 and took his surname.
We saw her in action just a couple of months ago in Rio de Janeiro, where she made a great performance winning the Olympic Test Event Aquece Rio 2015.
Gintare is clearly one of favorites to win Gold medal in Rio 2016, where she will play her third Olympic Games.
First Olympics for her were in Beijing 2008, where she won the Silver medal after a 1st place in the Medal Race, just 5 points behind Anna Tunnicliffe USA, who took Gold. Chinese Lijia Xu was in third. Gintare was the only sailor in the Lithuanian Olympic Team.
London 2012 she ended in 6th place, where Gold was taken by Lijia Xu CHN. Marit Bouwmeester NED and Evi Van Acker BEL completed podium in Portland.
Just a couple of months before this Games she won the 2012 Laser Radial World Championships in Boltenhagen, Germany.
Clearly a terrific campaign, so
Happy birthday Gintare! 😉