Aigars Fadejevs

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Aigars Fadejevs (born December 27, 1975 in Valka) is a Latvian athlete, competing in 20 km, 50 km walk and marathon running.

Fadejevs has competed in 1996 Summer Olympics, finishing 6th in 20 km walk and in 2000 Summer Olympics, winning the silver medal in 50 km,2004 Olympic,50 km 11th,20 km 9th . He has also won the silver medal in 1998 European Championships at the 20 km distance,finished 4th in 50km at World Championship in Edmonton(2001),Fadejevs quit race walking 2004 and competed as a marathon runner and almost qualifies for 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. He currently works as a Sports therapist.

His personal records are 1.19:36 in 20 km and 3.43:18 in 50 km walk. He also holds the unofficial world record of 58:23 in the rare 15 km distance.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Latvia
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 17th 20 km
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 6th 20 km
1997 European U23 Championships Turku, Finland 1st 20 km
1998 European Race Walking Cup Dudince, Slovakia 3rd 20 km
European Championships Budapest, Hungary 2nd 20 km
2000 European Race Walking Cup Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany 6th 20 km
Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 14th 20 km
2nd 50 km
2001 European Race Walking Cup Dudince, Slovakia 8th 20 km
World Championships Edmonton, Canada DNF 20 km
2008 Valmiera Marathon Valmiera, Latvia 1st Marathon