Latvia at the 2010 Winter Olympics

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Latvia at the Olympic Games

Flag of Latvia
IOC code  LAT
NOC Latvian Olympic Committee
Website www.olimpiade.lv (Latvian) (English)
At the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver
Competitors 58 in 9 sports
Flag bearer Martins Dukurs (opening)
Haralds Silovs (closing)
Medals
Rank: 23
Gold
0
Silver
2
Bronze
0
Total
2
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Other related appearances
Russian Empire (1900–1912)
Soviet Union (1952–1988)

Latvia participated at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with 58 athletes in 9 sports, which tied the biggest Latvian delegation to the Olympics ever.

At the Games, Haralds Silovs became the first athlete in Olympic history to participate in both short track (1500m) and long track (5000m) speed skating, and the first to compete in two different disciplines on the same day.[1][2][3][4]

Bobsledder Jānis Miņins, who was among the favourites in four-man bobsleigh, missed the Olympics, because of an appendix surgery he went through, when he had already arrived in Canada just days before the Olympic start. He participated also in several trainings for the four-man event, but after crashing twice, decided not to start.[5]

The athletes entering the stadium during the opening ceremonies.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Silver Andris Šics
Juris Šics
Luge Doubles February 17
 Silver Martins Dukurs Skeleton Men's February 19

Alpine skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Final
Time Rank
Roberts Rode Downhill 2:03.36 58
Combined - DNF
Kristaps Zvejnieks Giant slalom 2:58.62 62
Slalom 1:51.29 37
Women
Athlete Event Final
Time Rank
Liene Fimbauere Giant slalom 2:46.93 51
Slalom 2:02.11 49

Biathlon pictogram.svg Biathlon[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Final
Time Misses Rank
Ilmārs Bricis Sprint 25:41.3 2 (1+1) 14
Pursuit 36:14.9 4 (0+0+2+2) 32
Individual 56:33.9 6 (3+1+1+1) 74
Kaspars Dumbris Individual 56:30.1 5 (2+0+2+1) 73
Kristaps Lībietis Sprint 27:32.5 1 (1+0) 64
Individual 56:02.4 3 (2+0+1+0) 70
Edgars Piksons Sprint 28:23.0 2 (1+1) 78
Individual 52:52.5 2 (1+1+0+0) 37
Andrejs Rastorgujevs Sprint 27:05.3 3 (2+1) 50
Pursuit 41:35.9 9 (2+2+3+2) 58
Edgars Piksons
Ilmārs Bricis
Andrejs Rastorgujevs
Kristaps Lībietis
Relay 1:35:15.5 7+16 19
Women
Athlete Event Final
Time Misses Rank
Līga Glāzere Sprint 22:47.7 1 (0+1) 69
Individual 50:20.3 5 (3+0+1+1) 78
Žanna Juškāne Sprint 23:32.4 3 (1+2) 79
Individual 53:36.4 7 (3+1+1+2) 84
Gerda Krūmiņa Sprint 22:09.3 1 (0+1) 48
Pursuit 34:02.6 3 (0+0+2+1) 57
Individual 48:00.1 4 (0+3+1+0) 69
Madara Līduma Sprint 22:23.8 4 (2+2) 57
Pursuit 37:58.7 4 (0+2+1+1) 38
Individual 47:30.2 6 (0+3+1+2) 67
Žanna Juškāne
Madara Līduma
Līga Glāzere
Gerda Krūmiņa
Relay 1:18:56.2 4+12 19

Bobsleigh pictogram.svg Bobsleigh[edit]

Two-man
Sled Athletes Final
Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total Rank
LAT I Daumants Dreiškens
Edgars Maskalāns
52.16 52.32 52.17 52.43 3:29.08 8
Four-man
Sled Athletes Final
Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total Rank
LAT I Jānis Miņins
Daumants Dreiškens
Oskars Melbārdis
Intars Dambis
DNS
LAT II Edgars Maskalāns
Pāvels Tulubjevs
Raivis Broks
Mihails Arhipovs
51.60 51.42 51.85 51.78 3:26.65 11

Cross country skiing pictogram.svg Cross-country skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Final
Time Rank
Jānis Paipals 15km freestyle 38:18.0 72
30km pursuit LAP 54
Sprint 4:04.48 62
Women
Athlete Event Final
Time Rank
Anete Brice 10km freestyle 30:51.8 70

Ice hockey pictogram.svg Ice hockey[edit]

Men's tournament[edit]

Roster

The following is the Latvian roster in the men's ice hockey tournament of the 2010 Winter Olympics.[6] view

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Birthplace 2009–10 team
31 G Masalskis, EdgarsEdgars Masaļskis 177 cm (5 ft 10 in) 700175000000000000075 kg (165 lb) 31 March 1980 Riga Dinamo Riga (KHL)
1 G Mustukovs, ErvinsErvīns Muštukovs 184 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700175000000000000075 kg (165 lb) 7 April 1984 Riga Dinamo-Juniors Riga (BLR)
30 G Naumovs, SergejsSergejs Naumovs 178 cm (5 ft 10 in) 700178000000000000078 kg (172 lb) 4 April 1969 Riga Dinamo Riga (KHL)
8 D Bartulis, OskarsOskars Bārtulis 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 700192000000000000092 kg (203 lb) 21 January 1987 Ogre Philadelphia Flyers (NHL)
13 D Galvins, GuntisGuntis Galviņš 186 cm (6 ft 1 in) 700187000000000000087 kg (192 lb) 25 January 1986 Talsi Dinamo Riga (KHL)
2 D Lavins, RodrigoRodrigo Laviņš 178 cm (5 ft 10 in) 700185000000000000085 kg (187 lb) 3 August 1974 Riga Dinamo Riga (KHL)
71 D Pujacs, GeorgijsGeorgijs Pujacs 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 700195000000000000095 kg (209 lb) 11 June 1981 Riga Sibir Novosibirsk (KHL)
26 D Redlihs, KrisjanisKrišjānis Rēdlihs 189 cm (6 ft 2 in) 700180000000000000080 kg (180 lb) 15 January 1981 Riga Dinamo Riga (KHL)
3 D Rekis, ArvidsArvīds Reķis 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 700190000000000000090 kg (200 lb) 1 January 1979 Jūrmala Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg (DEL)
7 D Skrastins, KarlisKārlis SkrastiņšC 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 700193000000000000093 kg (205 lb) 9 July 1974 Riga Dallas Stars (NHL)
11 D Sotnieks, KristapsKristaps Sotnieks 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 700180000000000000080 kg (180 lb) 29 January 1987 Riga Dinamo Riga (KHL)
75 F Ankipans, GirtsĢirts Ankipāns 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700183000000000000083 kg (183 lb) 29 November 1975 Riga Dinamo Riga (KHL)
21 F Berzins, ArmandsArmands Bērziņš 192 cm (6 ft 4 in) 700190000000000000090 kg (200 lb) 27 December 1983 Riga Dinamo Riga (KHL)
47 F Cipulis, MartinsMārtiņš Cipulis 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 700181000000000000081 kg (179 lb) 29 November 1980 Cēsis Dinamo Riga (KHL)
10 F Darzins, LaurisLauris Dārziņš 190 cm (6 ft 3 in) 700190000000000000090 kg (200 lb) 28 January 1985 Riga Dinamo Riga (KHL)
16 F Daugavins, KasparsKaspars Daugaviņš 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700193000000000000093 kg (205 lb) 18 May 1988 Riga Binghamton Senators (AHL)
9 F Karsums, MartinsMārtiņš Karsums 178 cm (5 ft 10 in) 700190000000000000090 kg (200 lb) 26 February 1986 Riga Dinamo Riga (KHL)
87 F Meija, GintsGints Meija 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700180000000000000080 kg (180 lb) 4 September 1987 Riga Dinamo Riga (KHL)
17 F Nizivijs, AleksandrsAleksandrs ŅiživijsA 177 cm (5 ft 10 in) 700177000000000000077 kg (170 lb) 16 September 1976 Riga Dinamo Riga (KHL)
24 F Redlihs, MikelisMiķelis Rēdlihs 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 700180000000000000080 kg (180 lb) 1 July 1984 Riga Dinamo Riga (KHL)
88 F Sirokovs, AleksejsAleksejs Širokovs 182 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700186000000000000086 kg (190 lb) 20 February 1981 Riga Amur Khabarovsk (KHL)
5 F Sprukts, JanisJānis Sprukts 190 cm (6 ft 3 in) 7002104000000000000104 kg (229 lb) 31 January 1982 Riga Dinamo Riga (KHL)
12 F Vasiljevs, HerbertsHerberts VasiļjevsA 181 cm (5 ft 11 in) 700180000000000000080 kg (180 lb) 23 May 1976 Riga Krefeld Pinguine (DEL)

Group play[edit]

Latvia played in Group B.

Round-robin

All times are local (UTC-8).

16 February 2010 v
21:00
Russia  8 – 2
(3–0, 1–0, 4–2)
 Latvia Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 16,862
19 February 2010 v
16:30
Czech Republic  5 – 2
(3–0, 1–2, 1–0)
 Latvia Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 16,984
20 February 2010 v
16:30
Latvia  0 – 6
(0–3, 0–2, 0–1)
 Slovakia Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 17,023
Standings
Team
GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts
 Russia 3 2 0 1 0 13 6 +7 7
 Czech Republic 3 2 0 0 1 10 7 +3 6
 Slovakia 3 1 1 0 1 9 4 +5 5
 Latvia 3 0 0 0 3 4 19 −15 0

Final rounds[edit]

Qualification playoff
23 February 2010 v
19:00
Czech Republic  3 – 2 (OT)
(2–0, 0–0, 0–2, 1–0)
 Latvia UBC Winter Sports Centre, Vancouver
Attendance: 5,448

Luge pictogram.svg Luge[edit]

Athlete(s) Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Inārs Kivlenieks Men's 48.960 18 49.065 19 49.259 18 48.920 18 3:18.204 18
Guntis Rēķis Men's 49.275 25 49.625 27 49.476 26 49.071 26 3:17.447 26
Mārtiņš Rubenis Men's 48.818 13 48.831 11 49.064 11 48.809 11 3:15.525 11
Agnese Koklača Women's 42.627 27 42.334 24 43.091 27 42.336 24 2:50.388 24
Anna Orlova Women's 41.998 11 41.947 14 42.260 13 42.100 13 2:48.305 13
Maija Tīruma Women's 41.773 4 41.933 8 42.012 8 41.936 9 2:47.654 9
Andris Šics & Juris Šics Doubles 41.420 2 41.549 2 1:22.969 2nd
Oskars Gudramovičs & Pēteris Kalniņš Doubles 41.982 12 42.013 12 1:23.995 12

Short track speed skating pictogram.svg Short track speed skating[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Haralds Silovs 500 m 41.673 2 Q 41.837 3 - - 12
1000 m 1:25.951 2 Q 1:50.292 4 - - 14
1500 m - - 2:14.900 2 Q 2:14.009 4 QB 2:19.435 10

Skeleton pictogram.svg Skeleton[edit]

Martins Dukurs (left) at the 2010 Winter Olympics men's skeleton medal ceremony.
Athlete(s) Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Martins Dukurs Men's
52.32
1
52.59
2
52.28
52.61
3:29.80
2nd
Tomass Dukurs Men's
52.94
8
52.88
4
52.62
52.69
3:31.13
4

Speed skating pictogram.svg Speed skating[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Final
Time Rank
Haralds Silovs 5000 m 6:35.69 20

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Latvia's quick-change artist makes Olympic history". Toronto Star. 2010-02-14. Retrieved 2010-02-18. 
  2. ^ Harris, Beth (2010-02-13). "Latvian speedskater is 1st to do double duty". Washington Post. Retrieved 2010-02-19. [dead link]
  3. ^ CTV Olympics, "Latvian skater makes Olympic history", Agence France Press, 14 February 2010. Retrieved 18 February 2010.
  4. ^ New York Times, "Crosstown Ride to a Speedskating First", Associated Press, 30 January 2010. Retrieved 18 February 2010.
  5. ^ (in Latvian) parSportu.lv, "Miņins nestartēs arī četriniekos", 25 February 2010. Retrieved 27 February 2010.
  6. ^ "Men's Ice Hockey: Team Latvia Tournamement Standings and Statistics". International Olympic Committee.