VILNIUS 's Virgilijus Alekna, Lithuania's world discus champion, has received an award for making the biggest contribution in bringing recognition to Lithuania.
The award, part of the LT Identity contest, was announced by the President's Office.
Alekna was the gold-metal winner at the 2000 and 2004 summer Olympics. He was also world champion in 2003 and 2005. Alekna also works as bodyguard of Prime Minister Algirdas Brazauskas.