He first won the European Athletics Indoor Championships in 1986, setting a championship record (CR) with 17.54 metres. The record still stands, having been equalled by Christian Olsson in 2002. Outdoor Bružiks reached 17.56 metres, in September 1988.
|Representing Soviet Union|
|1986||European Indoor Championships||Madrid, Spain||1st||Triple jump||17.54 m =CR|
|European Championships||Stuttgart, West Germany||2nd||Triple jump|
|1992||Olympic Games||Barcelona, Spain||10th||Triple jump||16.80 m|
|1993||World Indoor Championships||Toronto, Canada||2nd||Triple jump|
|1994||European Championships||Helsinki, Finland||3rd||Triple jump||17.20 m|
|1995||World Championships||Gothenburg, Sweden||10th||Triple jump||16.80 m|
|1996||European Indoor Championships||Stockholm, Sweden||1st||Triple jump|
- "Māris Bružiks". SR/Olympics. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 30 July 2012.
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