Māris Štrombergs

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Māris Štrombergs
Stamps of Latvia, 2012-34.jpg
Stamp of Latvia, 2012
Personal information
Nickname Štrombis (Shtrombis), The "Machine"
Born (1987-03-10) March 10, 1987 (age 27)
Valmiera, Soviet Union
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 90 kg (200 lb; 14 st)
Team information
Current team Tālava, Latvian Olympic Team,
Free Agent Bicycles World Team & Rockst★r
Discipline Bicycle Motocross (BMX Racing)
Professional team(s)
One
Kenda
Free Agent Bicycles
Infobox last updated on
August 10, 2012

Māris Štrombergs (born March 10, 1987 in Valmiera) is a Latvian professional BMX racer. In the 2008 Summer Olympics he became the first Olympic champion in BMX cycling. Earlier that year he won the 2008 UCI BMX World Championships.[1] In 2012 he prolonged his Olympic title by winning the gold medal in the London Olympics.[2]

He is currently trained by Ivo Lakučs. His first trainer was Raimonds Ciesnieks. Māris Štrombergs completed the Olympic 2008 BMX in about 36 seconds. Māris completed the Olympic 2012 BMX course in 37,576 seconds. Upon returning from the 2012 Olympics he was greeted by thousands of fans in hometown Valmiera.

Career bicycle motocross titles[edit]

Amateur/Junior Men[edit]

  • "2001 The European youth challenge (European Challenge) Champion"
  • "2005 European Junior Champion."

National Bicycle League (NBL)

  • None

American Bicycle Association (ABA)

  • None

Fédération Internationale Amateur de Cyclisme (FIAC)*

International Bicycle Motocross Federation (IBMXF)*

Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI)*

  • 1996 (Worlds Challenge Class), World Champion of nine years in boys' group.

Professional/Elite Men[edit]

National Bicycle League (NBL)

  • "2009 Elite Men ("AA") Pro Nat.#1"
  • "2010 Elite Men ("AA") Grand National Champion Nat.#1 Pro"

American Bicycle Association (ABA)

  • "2009 Vice-champion"

International Bicycle Motocross Federation (IBMXF)*

  • None (defunct)

Fédération Internationale Amateur de Cyclisme (FIAC)*

  • None (defunct. FIAC did not have a strictly professional division during its existence).

Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI)*

  • "2008 Elite Men Gold Medal World Champion"
  • "2010 Elite Men Gold Medal World Champion"
  • "2011 Elite Men Silver Medal World Champion"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Strombergs keeps his head to win BMX gold". August 22, 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-22. 
  2. ^ "London Olympics: Strombergs defends men's BMX title". Retrieved August 10, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Viktors Ščerbatihs
Martins Dukurs
Latvian Sportspersman of the Year
2008
2012
Succeeded by
Jānis Miņins
Martins Dukurs