Ainārs Kovals

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Ainārs Kovals
Personal information
Born (1981-11-21) November 21, 1981 (age 33)
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 100 kg (220 lb)
Sport
Country  Latvia
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Javelin
Updated on 11 August 2012.

Ainārs Kovals (born 21 November 1981 in Riga, Latvia) is a male Latvian javelin thrower. His personal best throw is 86.64 metres, achieved at the Summer Olympics in Beijing, where he finished second. He has been coached by Valentīna Eiduka.

He is married to javelin thrower Sinta Ozoliņa-Kovala.

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Latvia
2003 European U23 Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 6th 72.68 m
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 7th 77.61 m
Universiade Izmir, Turkey 1st 80.67 m
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 5th 85.95 m (PB)
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 5th 82.32 m
2007 Universiade Bangkok, Thailand 3rd 82.23 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 2nd 86.64 m (PB)
2009 Universiade Belgrade, Serbia 1st 81.58 m
World Championships Berlin, Germany 7th 81.54 m
World Athletics Final Thessaloniki, Greece 7th 80.07 m
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 6th 81.19 m
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 15th (q) 76.32 m
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 17th (q) 79.19 m
2014 European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 14th (q) 77.70 m

Seasonal bests by year[edit]

  • 2002 - 75.05
  • 2003 - 80.75
  • 2004 - 82.13
  • 2005 - 82.22
  • 2006 - 85.95
  • 2007 - 82.23
  • 2008 - 86.64
  • 2009 - 82.47
  • 2010 - 82.33
  • 2011 - 78.39
  • 2012 - 83.89
  • 2013 - 80.71
  • 2014 - 81.75

References[edit]