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DUNDZYS Donatas
Sport Para athletics
NPC Lithuania   
GenderMen
Age30
Place of BirthAlytus, LTU
Height1.83 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F37
Further Personal Information
Residence
Alytus, LTU
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Lithuanian, Russian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2007 at age 15 in Alytus, Lithuania.
Why this sport?
His mother encouraged him to get involved in the sport.
Club / Team
Alytaus SK Alytupis: Lithuania
Name of coach
Jonas Baltrusaitis, LTU, from 2009
Senior International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
Lithuania
General Interest
Hobbies
Cars. (Athlete, 21 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the F37 shot put at the 2017 World Championships in London, England. (Athlete, 21 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
His mother. (Athlete, 21 Aug 2021)
Hero / Idol
Lithuanian Para thrower Mindaugas Bilius. (Athlete, 21 Aug 2021)
Injuries
He suffered an ankle injury at the 2018 Grand Prix in Berlin, Germany. (delfi.lt, 02 Jun 2018)
Awards and honours
He was named as one of the Five Best Lithuanian Para Athletes of 2018 by the Athletics Federation of Lithuania [LLAF]. (lengvoji.lt, 19 Jan 2019)

He was flag bearer for Lithuania at the opening ceremony of the 2018 European Championships in Berlin, Germany. (IPC, 20 Aug 2018)

He was named among the 10 Best Lithuanian Para Athletes of the Year in 2016. (asgaliu.lrytas.lt, 05 Dec 2016)

In 2013 and 2015 he was named Male Para Athlete of the Year in Alytus, Lithuania. (alytusplius.lt, 23 Dec 2015; alytausgidas.lt, 06 Dec 2013)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 21 Aug 2021)
Impairment
He was born with cerebral palsy. The condition affects the right side of his body. (tv3.lt, 24 May 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
6 2021 Shot Put F37 13.86
7 2021 Discus Throw F37 44.98
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
15 2013 Discus Throw F37/38 34.44
7 2013 Shot Put F37 11.84
10 2015 Shot Put F37 12.42
10 2015 Discus Throw F37 42.43
6 2017 Discus Throw F37 45.05
3 2017 Shot Put F37 13.13
7 2019 Shot Put F37 13.42
11 2019 Discus Throw F37 41.55
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
9 2014 Discus Throw F37/38 39.06
5 2014 Shot Put F37 12.56
3 2016 Shot Put F37 13.12
5 2016 Discus Throw F37 41.27
3 2018 Shot Put F37 13.38
4 2018 Discus Throw F37 41.23
3 2021 Shot Put F37 13.56
2 2021 Discus Throw F37 41.67