Lithuanian track and field prodigy: ‘An easy path is not for me’

  • 2016-10-05
  • Linas Jegelevicius
For Lithuanian sports records, Virgilijus Alekna, a two-time Olympic gold medalist in discus throw, is tantamount to Jesus Christ in the Scripture. Having hung his boots on the nail after nearly two decades of intense competition, one of the very most respected figures in Lithuanian sports is now set to carve out his spot in Lithuanian politics with a bid to clinch a parliamentary seat under the flag of Lithuania’s Liberal Movement. The Baltic Times sat down to speak to Alekna on a range of issues. For many people out there, politics are equal to a dirty thing full ...
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