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Simonas BILIS
Sport Swimming
NOC Lithuania   
GenderMen
Born11 Nov 1993 in Paneve×ys, LTU
Height1.96 m
 Human Interest 
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team
Panevezio Zemyna: Lithuania
Further Personal Information
Higher education
Science - North Carolina State University: Raleigh, NC, USA
General Interest
Famous relatives
His brother Justinas Bilis has also competed in swimming at international level, including at the 2012 European Championships in Debrecen, Hungary. (SportsDeskOnline, 08 May 2020)
Awards and honours
While competing at North Carolina State University in the United States of America, he was named Atlantic Coast Conference [ACC] Male Swimmer of the Year in 2015 and 2016. (gopack.com, 08 Apr 2016)
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Lithuanian
Residence
Paneve×ys, LTU
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport?
His mother introduced him and his brother Justinas to the sport.
General Interest
Milestones
He became the first male Lithuanian swimmer to win a gold medal at either the world championships or world short course championships when he won gold in 100m freestyle at the 2016 World Short Course Championships in Windsor, ON, Canada. (fina.org, 12 Dec 2016; SportsDeskOnline, 08 May 2020)
Sport Specific Information
Name of coach
Zilvinas Ovsiukas, LTU
General Interest
Hobbies
Japanese cars. (ltok.lt, 05 Jul 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in 100m freestyle at the 2016 World Short Course Championships in Windsor, ON, Canada. (ltok.lt, 05 Jul 2021)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
  2021 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 100m Medley Relay DSQ
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 100m Freestyle 49.16
8 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 50m Freestyle 22.08
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 100m Freestyle 48.90
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 50m Freestyle 22.33
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 50m Freestyle 22.51
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 100m Freestyle 49.83
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 50m Freestyle 22.51
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:20.15
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 50m Freestyle 21.74
Heats 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 100m Freestyle 48.11
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
5 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 100m Freestyle 46.11
4 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 50m Freestyle 20.99
7 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:24.51
3 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 50m Freestyle 21.23 
1 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 100m Freestyle 46.58 
Heats 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 200m Freestyle 1:45.81
8 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Freestyle 22.84
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 100m Freestyle 49.38
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
5 2018 Glasgow, SCO 50m Freestyle 21.97
Semifinal 2018 Glasgow, SCO 100m Freestyle 49.08
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
Semifinal 2016 London, ENG 100m Freestyle 48.89
Semifinal 2016 London, ENG 50m Freestyle 22.22
Heats 2016 London, ENG 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:18.78
5 2016 London, ENG 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:35.31
Heats 2014 Berlin, GER 200m Freestyle 1:50.29
Heats 2014 Berlin, GER 50m Freestyle 23.09
Heats 2014 Berlin, GER 100m Freestyle 50.63
7 2014 Berlin, GER 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:19.46
Heats 2012 Debrecen, HUN 200m Freestyle 1:52.03
Heats 2012 Debrecen, HUN 50m Freestyle 23.33
Heats 2012 Debrecen, HUN 100m Freestyle 51.21
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 50m Butterfly  DNS
7 2019 Glasgow, SCO 100m Freestyle 46.63
5 2019 Glasgow, SCO 50m Freestyle 20.98
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
5 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 100m Freestyle 47.09
Semifinal 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 50m Freestyle 21.32
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
Heats 2013 Herning, DEN 200m Freestyle 1:47.38
Semifinals 2013 Herning, DEN 100m Freestyle 47.94
Semifinals 2013 Herning, DEN 50m Freestyle 22.02
4 2013 Herning, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:35.26
6 2013 Herning, DEN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:27.18
40 2011 Szczecin, POL 50m Freestyle 22.85
37 2011 Szczecin, POL 200m Freestyle 1:47.81
26 2011 Szczecin, POL 100m Freestyle 48.73
20 2011 Szczecin, POL 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
13 2011 Szczecin, POL 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay