Danas Rapšys

Danas Rapšys (Lithuanian pronunciation: [ˈdaːnɐs rɐpˈɕiːs]; born 21 May 1995) is a Lithuanian swimmer. He is a one-time Olympian, a multiple-time Lithuanian record holder in the men's backstroke, freestyle and butterfly, and a double swimming champion at the 2017 Summer Universiade in Taipei, Taiwan. Rapšys is also a member of Panevežys Žemyna Club, and is coached and trained by Ina Simeliūnaitė.

Danas Rapšys
Personal information
Nationality Lithuania
Born (1995-05-21) 21 May 1995
Panevėžys, Lithuania
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight73 kg (161 lb)
StrokesBackstroke, freestyle
ClubPanevėžio Žemyna
CoachIna Šimeliūnaitė-Paipelienė

In 2013 he became a European Junior champion. At the 2013 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Rapšys competed in 4×100 metre mixed medley with Rūta Meilutytė, Povilas Strazdas, Eva Gliožerytė. During 4×100 metre mixed medley heats, they finished third with a time of 3:55.74 seconds and qualified to the final. At the 4×100 metre mixed medley final, Meilutyte, Rapšys, Strazdas and Gliožerytė finished second and won silver medal with a time of 3:52.52 seconds. In the 2013 World Aquatics Championships he reached semifinals in the 200m backstroke swimming.[1]

2017 season

2017 Summer Universiade

At the 2017 Summer Universiade in Taipei, Taiwan, Rapšys competed in four events: the 100 metre backstroke, 200 metre freestyle, 200 metre backstroke and 4 × 100 m medley relay.

In his first event, 100 m backstroke, Rapšys achieved bronze medal, with a time of 54:17, but narrowly missed out of the silver medal by five hundredths of a second (0.05) behind Japan's Kosuke Hagino.[2] Rapšys won gold medal in the 200 metre freestyle finals, with a time of 1:45.75, and broke the national Lithuanian swimming record.[3] He also competed in the 200 m backstroke final where he sat in 7th through the halfway point, but made big moves on the back half, including a 28.87 on the final 50, to pull ahead of the field for gold in 1:56.52.[4]

Personal bests

As of 12 August 2019
Long course
Event Time Meet
50 m freestyle23.16 2015 Dzukija Cup
100 m freestyle49.04 2019 FINA Swimming World Cup
200 m freestyle1:44.38 NR 2019 FINA Swimming World Cup
400 m freestyle3:43.36 NR 2019 FINA Champion Series Budapest
800 m freestyle7:59.34 NR Swim Open Stockholm 2019
100 m backstroke53.79 NR 2017 Romanian International Championships
200 m backstroke1:56.11 NR 2017 World Aquatics Championships
Short course
Event Time Meet
200 m freestyle1:40.85 NR 2017 European Short Course Swimming Championships
400 m freestyle3:33.20 NR 2019 European Short Course Swimming Championships
800 m freestyle7:57.72 NR 2017 Lithuanian Championships (25 m)
100 m backstroke50.95 NR 2014 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m)
200 m backstroke1:49.06 NR 2017 European Short Course Swimming Championships
100 m butterfly50.79 NR 2017 Lithuanian Swimming Federation Cup
200 m butterfly1:54.35 2017 European Short Course Swimming Championships


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