Mārtiņš Rubenis

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Mārtiņš Rubenis
Mārtiņš Rubenis.jpg
Mārtiņš Rubenis in 2013
Medal record
Men's Luge
Competitor for  Latvia
Olympic Games
Bronze 2006 Turin Men's singles
Bronze 2014 Sochi Mixed team
World Championships
Silver 2003 Sigulda Men's singles
Silver 2003 Sigulda Mixed team
Bronze 2004 Nagano Men's singles
European Championships
Gold 2008 Cesana Mixed team
Gold 2010 Sigulda Mixed team
Silver 2014 Sigulda Mixed team
Bronze 2006 Winterberg Mixed team

Mārtiņš Rubenis (born 26 September 1978 in Riga) is a Latvian luger who has competed since 1998. He won the bronze medal at the men's singles event at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, becoming the first Latvian (i.e. representing Republic of Latvia) to win a medal at the Winter Olympics and the only one from Latvia at the 2006 Winter Olympics. He won his second bronze medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi in the Team Relay event.

Rubenis also won the gold medal at the 1998 World Junior Championships, as well as the silver and bronze medals at the 2003 and 2004 World Championships respectively. He also won three medals in the Team Relay event at the FIL European Luge Championships with a golds in 2008 and 2010, and a bronze in 2006.

Mārtiņš retired after the 2014 Winter Olympics. He announced his retirement after the men's event, in which he finished 10th, yet a few days later Rubenis won a bronze medal being a part of the Latvian Relay Team.

Martins was a member of djs group Värka Kru . His DJ alias was DJ MR10, DJ Betons, DJ Fotu.

Awards[edit]

  • 2011 - The Three - Star Order [1]
  • 2014 - The Cross of Recognition[2]

Achievements[edit]

  • 1998 – 1st place in World Junior championship
  • 2000– 14th place in World championship
  • 2000 – 11th place in World championship
  • 2000 – 18th place Overall World Cup
  • 2001 – 29th place in World championship
  • 2001 – 25th place Overall World Cup
  • 2002 – 15th place in European championship
  • 2002 – 34th place Overall World Cup
  • 2003 – 2nd place in World championship – team competition
  • 2003 – 2nd place in World championship
  • 2003 – 18th place Overall World Cup
  • 2004 – 3rd place in World championship
  • 2004 – 13th place Overall World Cup
  • 2004 – 12th place Overall Challenge Cup
  • 2005 – 11th place in World championship
  • 2005 – 11th place Overall World Cup
  • 2005 – 9th place Overall Challenge Cup
  • 2006 – 3rd place in European championship – team competition
  • 2006 – 7th place in European championship

Olympic game results[edit]

References[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Viktors Ščerbatihs
Latvian Men's Sportspersonality of the Year
2006
Succeeded by
Viktors Ščerbatihs