Latvia at the 2014 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 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi
Competitors 58 in 9 sports
Flag bearer Sandis Ozoliņš (opening)[1][2] Daumants Dreiškens (closing)[3]
Medals
Rank: 23
Gold
0
Silver
2
Bronze
2
Total
4
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Other related appearances
Russian Empire (1900–1912)
Soviet Union (1952–1988)

Latvia competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, from 7 to 23 February 2014. The Latvian team consisted of 58 athletes in nine sports. These were the third consecutive games the country qualified to send 58 athletes.[4] Ice hockey player Vitalijs Pavlovs tested positive for methylhexaneamine and was thrown out of the Olympics.[5]

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Silver Martins Dukurs Skeleton Men's 15 February
 Silver Daumants Dreiškens
Oskars Melbārdis
Jānis Strenga
Arvis Vilkaste
Bobsleigh Four-man 23 February
 Bronze Andris Šics
Juris Šics
Luge Men's doubles 12 February
 Bronze Mārtiņš Rubenis
Elīza Tīruma
Andris Šics
Juris Šics
Luge Mixed team relay 13 February

Alpine skiing[edit]

According to the final quota allocation released on 20 January 2014, Latvia had five athletes in qualification position.[6]

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Mārtiņš Onskulis Men's giant slalom DNF
Men's slalom 56.16 61 1:01.44 24 1:57.60 27
Roberts Rode Men's downhill N/A 2:17.50 47
Men's slalom DNF
Men's super-G N/A DNF
Kristaps Zvejnieks Men's giant slalom 1:27.80 47 1:29.50 46 2:57.30 43
Men's slalom DNF
Agnese Āboltiņa Women's giant slalom 1:31.85 61 DNF
Women's slalom 1:05.44 49 1:01.18 35 2:06.62 37
Women's super-G N/A 1:36.10 31
Lelde Gasūna Women's giant slalom DNF
Women's slalom 1:00.47 37 56.82 30 1:57.29 30

Biathlon[edit]

Based on their performance at the 2012 and 2013 Biathlon World Championships, Latvia qualified 1 man and 1 woman.[7]

Athlete Event Time Misses Rank
Andrejs Rastorgujevs Men's sprint 25:20.2 1 (1+0) 17
Men's pursuit 34:36.9 1 (0+0+1+0) 9
Men's individual 53:18.9 3 (0+1+0+2) 33
Men's mass start 43:53.1 3 (0+1+1+1) 14
Žanna Juškāne Women's sprint 25:36.5 6 (2+4) 79
Women's individual DNF 6 (2+2+2) DNF

Bobsleigh[edit]

Latvian two-man sled
Latvians took home the silver medal in four-man bobsleigh.

The team consisted of the following athletes:[4]

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Daumants Dreiškens
Oskars Melbārdis*
Two-man 56.62 SR 8 56.68 =3 56.43 5 56.75 8 3:46.48 5
Oskars Ķibermanis*
Vairis Leiboms
57.11 15 57.22 19 57.00 15 57.19 19 3:48.52 16
Raivis Broks
Oskars Ķibermanis*
Vairis Leiboms
Helvijs Lūsis
Four-man 55.68 15 55.52 13 55.97 =17 55.81 16 3:42.98 14
Daumants Dreiškens
Oskars Melbārdis*
Jānis Strenga
Arvis Vilkaste
55.10 5 55.13 1 55.15 2 55.31 3 3:40.69 2nd

* – Denotes the driver of each sled

Cross-country skiing[edit]

According to the final quota allocation released on 20 January 2014, Latvia had three athletes in qualification position.[6]

Distance
Athlete Event Classical Freestyle Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Deficit Rank
Arvis Liepiņš Men's 15 km classical N/A 45:36.2 +7:06.5 73
Men's 30 km skiathlon 40:44.1 64 38:39.9 66 1:20:00.1 +11:44.7 66
Men's 50 km freestyle N/A 2:04:45.6 +17:50.4 59
Jānis Paipals Men's 15 km classical N/A DNF
Inga Dauškāne Women's 10 km classical N/A 36:13.1 +7:55.3 65
Sprint
Athlete Event Qualification Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Arvis Liepiņš Men's sprint 3:49.28 61 Did not advance
Jānis Paipals 3:56.21 71 Did not advance
Inga Dauškāne Women's sprint 2:53.90 59 Did not advance

Ice hockey[edit]

Latvia qualified a men's team by winning a qualification tournament.[8]

The following is the Latvian roster in the men's ice hockey tournament of the 2014 Winter Olympics.[9][10] view

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Birthplace 2013–14 team
1 G Muštukovs, ErvīnsErvīns Muštukovs 184 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700185000000000000085 kg (187 lb) 7 April 1984 Rīga Denmark EfB Ishockey (DEN)
3 F Juris Štāls 191 cm (6 ft 3 in) 700194000000000000094 kg (207 lb) 8 April 1982 Rīga Slovakia HK Poprad (SVK)
5 F Sprukts, JānisJānis Sprukts 190 cm (6 ft 3 in) 7002102000000000000102 kg (225 lb) 31 January 1982 Rīga Russia Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (KHL)
6 D Arvīds Reķis 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 700190000000000000090 kg (200 lb) 1 January 1979 Jūrmala Latvia Dinamo Riga (KHL)
8 D Ozoliņš, SandisSandis OzoliņšC 190 cm (6 ft 3 in) 700197000000000000097 kg (214 lb) 3 August 1972 Sigulda Latvia Dinamo Riga (KHL)
9 D Krišjānis Rēdlihs 189 cm (6 ft 2 in) 700193000000000000093 kg (205 lb) 15 January 1981 Rīga Latvia Dinamo Riga (KHL)
10 F Lauris DārziņšA 191 cm (6 ft 3 in) 700191000000000000091 kg (201 lb) 28 January 1985 Rīga Latvia Dinamo Riga (KHL)
11 D Sotnieks, KristapsKristaps Sotnieks 184 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700187000000000000087 kg (192 lb) 29 January 1987 Rīga Latvia Dinamo Riga (KHL)
12 F Vasiļjevs, HerbertsHerberts Vasiļjevs 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 700184000000000000084 kg (185 lb) 23 May 1976 Rīga Germany Krefeld Pinguine (DEL)
15 F Karsums, MārtiņšMārtiņš Karsums 177 cm (5 ft 10 in) 700188000000000000088 kg (194 lb) 26 February 1986 Rīga Russia Dynamo Moscow (KHL)
16 F Daugaviņš, KasparsKaspars Daugaviņš 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 700193000000000000093 kg (205 lb) 18 May 1988 Rīga Switzerland HC Geneve-Servette (NLA)
21 F Bērziņš, ArmandsArmands Bērziņš 192 cm (6 ft 4 in) 700197000000000000097 kg (214 lb) 27 December 1983 Rīga Kazakhstan Beibarys Atyrau (KAZ)
24 F Miķelis Rēdlihs 181 cm (5 ft 11 in) 700181000000000000081 kg (179 lb) 1 July 1984 Rīga Russia Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (KHL)
28 F Girgensons, ZemgusZemgus Girgensons 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 700188000000000000088 kg (194 lb) 5 January 1994 Rīga United States Buffalo Sabres (NHL)
29 D Freibergs, RalfsRalfs Freibergs 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 700187000000000000087 kg (192 lb) 17 May 1991 Rīga United States Bowling Green State University (NCAA)
31 G Masaļskis, EdgarsEdgars Masaļskis 179 cm (5 ft 10 in) 700185000000000000085 kg (187 lb) 31 March 1980 Rīga Slovakia HK Poprad (SVK)
32 D Kulda, ArtūrsArtūrs Kulda 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 700198000000000000098 kg (216 lb) 25 July 1988 Leipzig, Germany Russia Salavat Yulaev Ufa (KHL)
37 D Bārtulis, OskarsOskars BārtulisA 190 cm (6 ft 3 in) 700192000000000000092 kg (203 lb) 21 January 1987 Ogre Ukraine Donbass Donetsk (KHL)
47 F Cipulis, MārtiņšMārtiņš Cipulis 181 cm (5 ft 11 in) 700185000000000000085 kg (187 lb) 29 November 1980 Cēsis Latvia Dinamo Riga (KHL)
50 G Gudļevskis, KristersKristers Gudļevskis 193 cm (6 ft 4 in) 700186000000000000086 kg (190 lb) 31 July 1992 Aizkraukle United States Syracuse Crunch (AHL)
51 F Jass, KobaKoba Jass 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700187000000000000087 kg (192 lb) 4 May 1990 Rīga Czech Republic Bílí Tygři Liberec (CZE)
70 F Indrašis, MiksMiks Indrašis 190 cm (6 ft 3 in) 700185000000000000085 kg (187 lb) 30 September 1990 Rīga Latvia Dinamo Riga (KHL)
79 F Pavlovs, VitālijsVitālijs Pavlovs 195 cm (6 ft 5 in) 700198000000000000098 kg (216 lb) 17 June 1989 Rīga Latvia Dinamo Riga (KHL)
81 D Pujacs, GeorgijsGeorgijs Pujacs 184 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700198000000000000098 kg (216 lb) 11 June 1981 Rīga Latvia Dinamo Riga (KHL)
91 F Ronalds Ķēniņš 182 cm (6 ft 0 in) 700191000000000000091 kg (201 lb) 28 February 1991 Rīga Switzerland ZSC Lions (NLA)
Group stage
Team
GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts
 Sweden 3 3 0 0 0 10 5 +5 9
  Switzerland 3 2 0 0 1 2 1 +1 6
 Czech Republic 3 1 0 0 2 6 7 −1 3
 Latvia 3 0 0 0 3 5 10 −5 0
12 February 2014 v
21:00
Latvia  0–1
(0–0, 0–0, 0–1)
  Switzerland Shayba Arena, Sochi
Attendance: 5,116

14 February 2014 v
12:00
Czech Republic  4–2
(2–1, 2–1, 0–0)
 Latvia Bolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 5,831

15 February 2014 v
21:00
Sweden  5–3
(1–1, 3–1, 1–1)
 Latvia Shayba Arena, Sochi
Attendance: 3,709
Qualification playoff
18 February 2014 v
21:00
Switzerland   1–3
(0–2, 1–0, 0–1)
 Latvia Bolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 7,912
Quarterfinal
19 February 2014 v
21:00
Canada  2–1
(1–1, 0–0, 1–0)
 Latvia Bolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 9,825

Luge[edit]

Latvia achieved the following quota places:

Men
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Inārs Kivlenieks Singles 52.872 15 52.927 20 52.347 16 52.379 17 3:30.525 16
Kristaps Mauriņš 53.144 23 52.923 19 52.518 21 52.630 23 3:31.215 21
Mārtiņš Rubenis 52.775 =11 52.560 7 52.229 10 52.133 5 3:29.697 10
Oskars Gudramovičs
Pēteris Kalniņš
Doubles 50.388 12 50.074 9 N/A 1:40.462 10
Andris Šics
Juris Šics
49.880 5 49.910 3 N/A 1:39.790 3rd
Women
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Elīza Tīruma Singles 50.926 11 50.651 12 50.758 12 50.736 13 3:23.071 12
Ulla Zirne 51.125 15 51.159 21 51.054 15 51.347 21 3:24.685 18
Mixed team relay
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Mārtiņš Rubenis
Andris Šics
Juris Šics
Elīza Tīruma
Team relay 54.745 5 56.048 4 56.502 4 2:47.295 3rd

Short track speed skating[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Roberto Puķītis 1500 m 2:30.671 5 ADV 2:16.961 5 Did not advance 15

Qualification legend: ADV – Advanced due to being impeded by another skater; FA – Qualify to medal round; FB – Qualify to consolation round

Skeleton[edit]

Latvia had three athletes in qualification positions.

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Martins Dukurs Men's 56.18 2 56.37 2 56.26 1 56.29 2 3:45.10 2nd
Tomass Dukurs 57.03 6 57.06 12 56.75 5 56.74 =7 3:47.58 4
Lelde Priedulēna Women's 59.73 16 59.31 11 58.73 12 58.51 10 3:56.28 14

Speed skating[edit]

Men
Haralds Silovs (under) riding the 1500 m
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Haralds Silovs 500 m 36.12 39 36.32 38 72.44 37
1000 m N/A 1:10.29 24
1500 m N/A 1:46.79 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ Megnis, Ints (29 January 2014). "Sandis Ozolins to carry Latvian flag at Sochi's Opening Ceremonies flagbearer". LETA (Riga, Latvia). Retrieved 29 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Sochi 2014 Opening Ceremony - Flagbearers" (PDF). http://www.olympic.org/. Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committee. 7 February 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Sochi 2014 Closing Ceremony - Flagbearers" (PDF). The International Olympic Committee (IOC). 23 February 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Latvia to be represented by 58 athletes at Sochi". Baltic Course (Riga). 22 January 2014. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Sochi 2014: Ukraine's Marina Lisogor fails drugs test". BBC Sport. 22 February 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Summary of Quota allocation as per 20.01.2014" (PDF). www.fis-ski.com. FIS. 20 January 2014. Retrieved 20 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "2014 Winter Olympics Biathlon NOC quota". Real Biathlon. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "Latvia bound for Games". International Ice Hockey Federation. February 2013. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  9. ^ Nick Zaccardi (7 January 2014). "Latvia Olympic hockey roster includes Sandis Ozolinsh, 41". NBC Olympictalk. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  10. ^ Team Roster Latvia

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