Former Olympian, world champion Bankaitis-Davis dies at 63

Former Olympian, world champion Bankaitis-Davis dies at 63


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Danute (Bunki) Bankaitis-Davis

Bunki Bankaitis-Davis in the Coors Classic in 1988 (Image credit: Denver Post)
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Danute (Bunki) Bankaitis-Davis

Danute (Bunki) Bankaitis-Davis (Image credit: Darcy Kiefel)
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Danute (Bunki) Bankaitis-Davis

Danute (Bunki) Bankaitis-Davis, a world TTT champion in 1992 (Image credit: Casey Gibson)
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Danute (Bunki) Bankaitis-Davis

Danute (Bunki) Bankaitis-Davis at the 1992 world championships (Image credit: Darcy Kiefel)

Former Olympian and team time trial world champion Danute ‘Bunki’ Bankaitis-Davis died on January 29, 2021 at 63 after a seven-year battle with cancer.

Bankaitis-Davis represented the United States in five world championships, taking home the team time trial title in 1992 along with teammates Jan Bolland, Jeanne Golay, and Eve Stephenson, and in the Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea in 1988 and was first alternate for the next Games in Barcelona.



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