Laura Ikauniece

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Laura Ikauniece
Laura Ikauniece by Augustas Didzgalvis.jpg
Personal information
Nationality Latvian
Born (1992-05-31) 31 May 1992 (age 23)
Ventspils, Latvia
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 60 kg (132 lb)
Country  Latvia
Sport Track and field
Event(s) Heptathlon
Coached by Andis Austrups
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) Heptathlon: 6414 points

Laura Ikauniece (born 31 May 1992 in Ventspils) is a Latvian athlete competing in heptathlon. She has achieved her personal best of 6414 points at the 2012 Summer Olympics, where she finished 9th. At the 2012 European Athletics Championships Ikauniece initially won the bronze medal, after a hard fight with Aiga Grabuste. Finally, Ikauniece finished 10 points better than her. Later on she was awarded with the silver medal, as a result of the disqualification of Ukrainian athlete Lyudmyla Yosypenko. She is studying at University of Latvia (UL) Faculty of Education, Psychology and Art (FEPA).

Laura won the silver medal at the World Youth Championships in Brixen, Italy, reaching 5647 points. The next year 2010 she finished 6th in the World Junior Championships reaching 5618 points. In 2011 she won the bronze medal at the European Athletics Junior Championships.


Year Tournament Venue Result Points Details
2009 World Youth Championships Brixen, Italy 2nd 5647 14.22–1.82–9.71–24.75–5.67–42.53–2:20.94
2010 World Junior Championships Moncton, Canada 6th 5618 14.57–1.69–10.80–25.47–5.85–49.04–2:21.40
2011 European Junior Championships Tallinn, Estonia 3rd 6063 13.97–1.78–12.09–24.93–5.90–50.70-2:16.31
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 2nd 6335 13.53–1.83–11.81–24.36–6.31–47.32-2:12.82
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 9th 6414 13.71-1.83-12.64-24.16PB-6.13-51.27-2:12.13PB

Personal bests[edit]

Event Record Venue Year
100 m hurdles 13.44 s Götzis, Austria 2013
High jump 1.83 m Helsinki, Finland 2012
Shot put 12.67 m Götzis, Austria 2012
200 m 24.16 s London, UK 2012
Long jump 6.31 m Helsinki, Finland 2012
Javelin throw 53.73 m Espoo, Finland 2012
800 m 2:11.83 min Götzis, Austria 2014
Heptathlon 6414 pts London, UK 2012


Preceded by
Zigismunds Sirmais
Latvian Rising Sportspersonality of the Year
Succeeded by
Zemgus Girgensons