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Danas RAPŐYS
Sport Swimming
NOC Lithuania   
GenderMen
Born21 May 1995 in Paneve×ys, LTU
Height1.90 m
 Human Interest 
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team
Panevezio Zemyna: Paneve×ys, LTU
Name of coach
Ina Paipeliene [personal], LTU, from 2001
Coach from which country?
Lithuania
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Lithuanian
Residence
Paneve×ys, LTU
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport?
His parents enrolled him in a kindergarten with a swimming pool, where coach Zydrune Budriene spotted him and introduced him to a swimming group.
General Interest
Awards and honours
He was named 2019 Lithuanian Sportsman of the Year at the LTeam Sports Awards ceremony in Vilnius, Lithuania. (lt.sputniknews.ru, 18 Dec 2019)
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in Panevezys, Lithuania.
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Jurinta Urbonaite
General Interest
Hobbies
Spending time with his partner, watching films, driving cars and all-terrain vehicles [ATV], jet skiing. (ltok.lt, 08 Jun 2021; lrytas.lt, 14 Mar 2021)
Nicknames
Dan (Facebook profile, 06 Apr 2017)
Other information
MISTAKING RACE DISTANCE
He won the 400m freestyle at the 2020 International Swimming League [ISL] event in Budapest, Hungary, despite stopping at 350 metres when he believed the race had finished. "When I touched the wall, it felt really weird because I looked at my teammates and they waved their hands and shouted, 'Go'. Maybe three seconds later I realised I still had to swim 50 metres to the finish. I gave up all my strength and completely 'died' in the last 10 metres. It was very difficult for me. But I'm happy I won." (15min.lt, 06 Nov 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two gold medals and one silver at the 2019 World Cup event in Singapore. (ltok.lt, 08 Jun 2021)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
33 2021 Tokyo, JPN 200m Individual Medley 1:59.90
13 2021 Tokyo, JPN 400m Freestyle 3:46.32
8 2021 Tokyo, JPN 200m Freestyle 1:45.78
  2021 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 100m Medley Relay DSQ
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 200m Backstroke 1:59.58
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 100m Backstroke 54.40
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
17 2023 Fukuoka, JPN 200m Freestyle 1:46.87 
Heats 2023 Fukuoka, JPN 100m Freestyle 49.00
Heats 2022 Budapest, HUN 400m Freestyle 3:50.03
Semifinal 2022 Budapest, HUN 200m Freestyle 1:46.82
Heats 2022 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  DSQ
Semifinal 2019 Gwangju, KOR 200m Backstroke 1:58.29
4 2019 Gwangju, KOR 400m Freestyle 3:43.50
8 2019 Gwangju, KOR 200m Freestyle  DSQ
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
8 2017 Budapest, HUN 200m Backstroke 1:56.96
Semifinal 2017 Budapest, HUN 200m Freestyle 1:46.56
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 200m Backstroke 1:59.00
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 100m Backstroke 54.86
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:35.30
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 100m Backstroke 55.68
Semifinal 2013 Barcelona, ESP 200m Backstroke 1:59.05
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:36.72
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2022 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 400m Freestyle 3:36.26
7 2022 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 200m Freestyle 1:41.74
2 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 400m Freestyle 3:36.23
3 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 200m Freestyle 1:41.73
8 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:34.82
7 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:27.09
7 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:28.95
2 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 200m Freestyle 1:41.78
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 200m Backstroke 1:52.25
1 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 400m Freestyle 3:34.01
Semifinal 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 100m Freestyle 47.25
7 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:24.51
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay  
5 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 200m Backstroke 1:50.87 
Semifinal 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 100m Backstroke 51.10
22 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 50m Backstroke 24.32 
Heats 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 200m Freestyle 1:45.19
8 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:35.00
Semifinal 2014 Doha, QAT 100m Backstroke 50.95
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 200m Individual Medley  DSQ
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 200m Backstroke 1:51.59
7 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:34.35
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:28.76
Heats 2012 Istanbul, TUR 200m Backstroke 1:56.49
Heats 2012 Istanbul, TUR 100m Backstroke 55.08
Heats 2012 Istanbul, TUR 50m Backstroke 25.32
Heats 2012 Istanbul, TUR 100m Freestyle 50.12
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2022 Rome, ITA 400m Freestyle  DNS
5 2022 Rome, ITA 200m Freestyle 1:46.48
Heats 2022 Rome, ITA 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:40.20
Heats 2022 Rome, ITA 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:21.04
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 100m Butterfly  DNS
3 2021 Budapest, HUN 400m Freestyle 3:45.39
4 2021 Budapest, HUN 200m Freestyle 1:45.72
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
2 2018 Glasgow, SCO 200m Freestyle 1:46.07
Heats 2018 Glasgow, SCO 200m Backstroke  DNS
Heats 2018 Glasgow, SCO 100m Butterfly 53.57
Heats 2018 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:23.51
4 2018 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:33.70
Heats 2018 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:17.88
3 2016 London, ENG 200m Backstroke 1:57.22
Heats 2016 London, ENG 200m Freestyle  DNS
Heats 2016 London, ENG 100m Backstroke  DNS
5 2016 London, ENG 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:35.31
5 2014 Berlin, GER 200m Backstroke 1:57.68
Heats 2014 Berlin, GER 100m Backstroke 55.84
7 2014 Berlin, GER 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:19.46
7 2014 Berlin, GER 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:36.18
Heats 2012 Debrecen, HUN 200m Backstroke 2:03.22
Heats 2012 Debrecen, HUN 100m Backstroke 57.00
Heats 2012 Debrecen, HUN 200m Freestyle 1:51.92
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 200m Butterfly  DNS
1 2019 Glasgow, SCO 400m Freestyle 3:33.20
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 100m Individual Medley  DNS
1 2019 Glasgow, SCO 200m Freestyle 1:41.12
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 200m Individual Medley  DNS
3 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 200m Backstroke 1:49.06
1 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 200m Freestyle 1:40.85 
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 200m Butterfly 1:54.35
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 100m Freestyle 47.73
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
4 2015 Netanya, ISR 200m Backstroke 1:51.03
Semifinal 2015 Netanya, ISR 100m Backstroke 51.20
Heats 2015 Netanya, ISR 50m Backstroke 24.29
Heats 2015 Netanya, ISR 100m Individual Medley 54.23
6 2015 Netanya, ISR 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:33.93
Heats 2013 Herning, DEN 50m Backstroke 24.99
Semifinal 2013 Herning, DEN 100m Backstroke 51.94
5 2013 Herning, DEN 200m Backstroke 1:52.53
Heats 2013 Herning, DEN 200m Freestyle 1:46.07
6 2013 Herning, DEN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:27.18
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2022 Berlin, GER 400m Freestyle 3:40.36
3 2022 Berlin, GER 200m Individual Medley 1:54.59
4 2022 Berlin, GER 200m Freestyle 1:42.54
2 2022 Indianapolis, IN, USA 200m Freestyle 1:41.89
2 2022 Indianapolis, IN, USA 400m Freestyle 3:37.50
2 2022 Indianapolis, IN, USA 200m Individual Medley 1:53.37
5 2022 Toronto, ON, CAN 200m Individual Medley 1:54.25
3 2022 Toronto, ON, CAN 400m Freestyle 3:38.95
4 2022 Toronto, ON, CAN 200m Freestyle 1:42.46
5 2021   Overall Ranking  
1 2021 Berlin, GER 400m Freestyle 3:38.19
3 2021 Berlin, GER 200m Freestyle 1:41.17
2 2021 Berlin, GER 200m Individual Medley 1:54.00
2 2021 Budapest, HUN 400m Freestyle 3:38.29
2 2021 Budapest, HUN 200m Individual Medley 1:54.11
4 2021 Budapest, HUN 200m Freestyle 1:42.80
2 2021 Doha, QAT 400m Freestyle 3:38.88
2 2021 Doha, QAT 200m Individual Medley 1:54.29
3 2021 Doha, QAT 200m Freestyle 1:42.26
2 2021 Kazan, RUS 400m Freestyle 3:38.81
4 2021 Kazan, RUS 200m Individual Medley 1:53.74
1 2021 Kazan, RUS 200m Freestyle 1:41.73
1 2019 Berlin, GER 400m Freestyle 3:47.65
2 2019 Berlin, GER 200m Individual Medley 1:59.47
1 2019 Berlin, GER 200m Freestyle 1:45.82
2 2019 Budapest, HUN 200m Individual Medley 1:59.42
1 2019 Budapest, HUN 400m Freestyle 3:49.09
1 2019 Budapest, HUN 200m Freestyle 1:45.97
1 2019 Doha, QAT 400m Freestyle 3:47.87
1 2019 Doha, QAT 200m Freestyle 1:45.50
1 2019 Jinan, CHN 400m Freestyle 3:43.91
1 2019 Jinan, CHN 200m Freestyle 1:45.07
1 2019 Kazan, RUS 400m Freestyle 3:44.60
2 2019 Kazan, RUS 200m Individual Medley 1:59.97
1 2019 Kazan, RUS 200m Freestyle 1:46.32
1 2019 Singapore, SGP 400m Freestyle 3:45.59
2 2019 Singapore, SGP 200m Individual Medley 1:59.14
1 2019 Singapore, SGP 200m Freestyle 1:44.38
1 2019 Tokyo, JPN 400m Freestyle 3:45.57
8 2019 Tokyo, JPN 100m Freestyle 49.04
1 2019 Tokyo, JPN 200m Freestyle 1:45.74
4 2017 Berlin, GER 200m Backstroke 1:49.64
4 2017 Berlin, GER 200m Freestyle 1:42.23