Dmitrijs Jurkevičs

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Dmitrijs Jurkevičs (born 7 January 1987 in Daugavpils) is a Latvian track and field athlete who specialises in middle-distance running. He holds the Latvian record in 1500 metres.

He competed over 1500 metres at the 2005 European Athletics Junior Championships and came sixth in the final. He was a semi-finalist in the 800 metres and the 2006 World Junior Championships in Athletics. He set an 800 m best of 1:46.44 minutes in Sollentuna in 2008 and improved his 1500 m best to 3:39.69 minutes the following year. In his senior world debut, he was eliminated in the 800 m heats at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics. He began to focus on running the 1500 m from 2010 onwards, and he represented Latvia in that event at the 2010 European Athletics Championships.[1] He achieved a Latvian record over 1500 m in Prague in June 2011 and bettered that mark by over a second and a half to 3:37.35 minutes at the Sollentuna Grand Prix a few weeks later.[2] He represented Latvia at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the men's 1500 m.[3]

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2005 European Junior Championships Kaunas, Lithuania 5th 800 m 1:51.19
2006 World Junior Championships Beijing, China 15th (sf) 800 m 1:49.56
2007 European U23 Championships Debrecen, Hungary 800 m DNF
Universiade Bangkok, Thailand 12th (sf) 800 m 1:48.59
2009 European U23 Championships Kaunas, Lithuania 4th 800 m 1:47.24
World Championships Berlin, Germany 16th (h) 800 m 1:46.90
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 24th (h) 1500 m 3:45.21
2011 Universiade Shenzhen, China 6th 1500 m 3:49.35
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 30th (h) 1500 m 3:42.69
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 7th 1500 m 3:47.36
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 25th (h) 1500 m 3:41.40
2013 Universiade Kazan, Russia 5th 1500 m 3:39.79
2014 European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 30th (h) 800 m 1:50.12
23rd (h) 1500 m 3:45.92
2015 European Indoor Championships Prague, Czech Republic 8th (h) 1500 m 3:42.84
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 23rd (h) 1500 m 3:43.44

Personal bests[edit]

Event Record Venue Year
800 metres 1:46.44 Sollentuna, Sweden 2008
1000 metres 2:18.95 Königs Wusterhausen, Germany 2009
1500 metres 3:37.35 Sollentuna, Sweden 28 June 2011

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jurkevics Dmitrijs. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-06-30.
  2. ^ Julin, Lennart (2011-06-28). Kaki’s meet record tops performances in Sollentuna. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-06-30.
  3. ^ "Dmitrijs Jurkevičs Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 2016-04-06. Retrieved 2016-07-03. 

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