Arvis Vilkaste

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Arvis Vilkaste
Arvis Vilkaste 2015.jpg
Medal record
Representing  Latvia
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2014 Sochi Four-man
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2016 Igls Four-man
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Winterberg Four-man

Arvis Vilkaste (born 8 April 1989 in Balvi) is a Latvian bobsledder, brakeman who has competed since 2010.

He won a gold medal in the four-man event at the FIBT World Championships 2016 in Igls, Austria (with pilot Oskars Melbārdis, Daumants Dreiškens and Jānis Strenga). It was the first ever World Championships gold medal in bobsled for Latvia.

He also won a bronze medal in the four-man event at FIBT World Championships 2015 in Winterberg, Germany as well as 2012 World Junior Championship title in the four-man event.

Vilkaste competed in 2014 Winter Olympics at Sochi and won a silver medal in the four-man event.

He became the four-man European Champion in 2015 and finished 3rd in the four-man event in 2016 Bobsleigh European Championship.

At the 2014–15 Bobsleigh World Cup season Vilkaste as Oskars Melbārdis brakeman has 8 from 8 podium finishes in four-man events, including five first places.

Before becoming a bobsledder, Vilkaste was a sprinter, winning a gold medal at the 4x100 relay at the 2008 Latvian Athletics Championships.


External links[edit]

  • Arvis Vilkaste at the Latvijas Olimpiskā Komiteja (in Latvian) Edit this at Wikidata
  • Arvis Vilkaste at the International Olympic Committee
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Arvis Vilkaste". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.