Latvia at the 2014 Winter Olympics

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Latvia at the
2014 Winter Olympics
Flag of Latvia.svg
IOC codeLAT
NOCLatvian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.olimpiade.lv (in Latvian) (in English)
in Sochi
Competitors58 in 9 sports
Flag bearer Sandis Ozoliņš (opening)[1][2] Daumants Dreiškens (closing)[3]
Medals
Ranked 23rd
Gold
1
Silver
1
Bronze
3
Total
5
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Russian Empire (1900–1912)
 Soviet Union (1952–1988)

Latvia competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, from 7 to 23 February 2014. The Latvian team consisted of 58 athletes in nine sports. These were the third consecutive games the country qualified to send 58 athletes.[4]

Ice hockey player Vitalijs Pavlovs tested positive for methylhexaneamine and was thrown out of the Olympics.[5]

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Oskars Melbārdis
Arvis Vilkaste
Daumants Dreiškens
Jānis Strenga
Bobsleigh Four-man 23 February
 Silver Martins Dukurs Skeleton Men's 15 February
 Bronze Andris Šics
Juris Šics
Luge Men's doubles 12 February
 Bronze Mārtiņš Rubenis
Elīza Tīruma
Andris Šics
Juris Šics
Luge Mixed team relay 13 February
 Bronze Daumants Dreiškens
Oskars Melbārdis
Bobsleigh Two-man 17 February

Alpine skiing[edit]

According to the final quota allocation released on 20 January 2014, Latvia had five athletes in qualification position.[6]

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Mārtiņš Onskulis Men's giant slalom DNF
Men's slalom 56.16 61 1:01.44 24 1:57.60 27
Roberts Rode Men's downhill N/A 2:17.50 47
Men's slalom DNF
Men's super-G N/A DNF
Kristaps Zvejnieks Men's giant slalom 1:27.80 47 1:29.50 46 2:57.30 43
Men's slalom DNF
Agnese Āboltiņa Women's giant slalom 1:31.85 61 DNF
Women's slalom 1:05.44 49 1:01.18 35 2:06.62 37
Women's super-G N/A 1:36.10 31
Lelde Gasūna Women's giant slalom DNF
Women's slalom 1:00.47 37 56.82 30 1:57.29 30

Biathlon[edit]

Based on their performance at the 2012 and 2013 Biathlon World Championships, Latvia qualified 1 man and 1 woman.[7]

Athlete Event Time Misses Rank
Andrejs Rastorgujevs Men's sprint 25:20.2 1 (1+0) 17
Men's pursuit 34:36.9 1 (0+0+1+0) 9
Men's individual 53:18.9 3 (0+1+0+2) 33
Men's mass start 43:53.1 3 (0+1+1+1) 14
Žanna Juškāne Women's sprint 25:36.5 6 (2+4) 79
Women's individual DNF 6 (2+2+2) DNF

Bobsleigh[edit]

Latvian two-man sled
Latvians took home the silver medal in four-man bobsleigh.

The team consisted of the following athletes:[4]

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Daumants Dreiškens
Oskars Melbārdis*
Two-man 56.62 SR 8 56.68 =3 56.43 5 56.75 8 3:46.48 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Oskars Ķibermanis*
Vairis Leiboms
57.11 15 57.22 19 57.00 15 57.19 19 3:48.52 16
Raivis Broks
Oskars Ķibermanis*
Vairis Leiboms
Helvijs Lūsis
Four-man 55.68 15 55.52 13 55.97 =17 55.81 16 3:42.98 14
Daumants Dreiškens
Oskars Melbārdis*
Jānis Strenga
Arvis Vilkaste
55.10 5 55.13 1 55.15 2 55.31 3 3:40.69 1st, gold medalist(s)

* – Denotes the driver of each sled

Cross-country skiing[edit]

According to the final quota allocation released on 20 January 2014, Latvia had three athletes in qualification position.[6]

Distance
Athlete Event Classical Freestyle Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Deficit Rank
Arvis Liepiņš Men's 15 km classical N/A 45:36.2 +7:06.5 73
Men's 30 km skiathlon 40:44.1 64 38:39.9 66 1:20:00.1 +11:44.7 66
Men's 50 km freestyle N/A 2:04:45.6 +17:50.4 59
Jānis Paipals Men's 15 km classical N/A DNF
Inga Dauškāne Women's 10 km classical N/A 36:13.1 +7:55.3 65
Sprint
Athlete Event Qualification Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Arvis Liepiņš Men's sprint 3:49.28 61 Did not advance
Jānis Paipals 3:56.21 71 Did not advance
Inga Dauškāne Women's sprint 2:53.90 59 Did not advance

Ice hockey[edit]

Latvia qualified a men's team by winning a qualification tournament.[8]

The following is the Latvian roster in the men's ice hockey tournament of the 2014 Winter Olympics.[9][10]

No. Pos. Name Height Weight Birthdate Birthplace 2013–14 team
1 G Ervīns Muštukovs 184 cm (6 ft 0 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 7 April 1984 Rīga Denmark EfB Ishockey (DEN)
3 F Juris Štāls 191 cm (6 ft 3 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 8 April 1982 Rīga Slovakia HK Poprad (SVK)
5 F Jānis Sprukts 190 cm (6 ft 3 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 31 January 1982 Rīga Russia Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (KHL)
6 D Arvīds Reķis 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 1 January 1979 Jūrmala Latvia Dinamo Riga (KHL)
8 D Sandis OzoliņšC 190 cm (6 ft 3 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 3 August 1972 Sigulda Latvia Dinamo Riga (KHL)
9 D Krišjānis Rēdlihs 189 cm (6 ft 2 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 15 January 1981 Rīga Latvia Dinamo Riga (KHL)
10 F Lauris DārziņšA 191 cm (6 ft 3 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 28 January 1985 Rīga Latvia Dinamo Riga (KHL)
11 D Kristaps Sotnieks 184 cm (6 ft 0 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 29 January 1987 Rīga Latvia Dinamo Riga (KHL)
12 F Herberts Vasiļjevs 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 23 May 1976 Rīga Germany Krefeld Pinguine (DEL)
15 F Mārtiņš Karsums 177 cm (5 ft 10 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 26 February 1986 Rīga Russia Dynamo Moscow (KHL)
16 F Kaspars Daugaviņš 185 cm (6 ft 1 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 18 May 1988 Rīga Switzerland HC Geneve-Servette (NLA)
21 F Armands Bērziņš 192 cm (6 ft 4 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 27 December 1983 Rīga Kazakhstan Beibarys Atyrau (KAZ)
24 F Miķelis Rēdlihs 181 cm (5 ft 11 in) 81 kg (179 lb) 1 July 1984 Rīga Russia Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (KHL)
28 F Zemgus Girgensons 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 5 January 1994 Rīga United States Buffalo Sabres (NHL)
29 D Ralfs Freibergs 180 cm (5 ft 11 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 17 May 1991 Rīga United States Bowling Green Falcons (NCAA)
31 G Edgars Masaļskis 179 cm (5 ft 10 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 31 March 1980 Rīga Slovakia HK Poprad (SVK)
32 D Artūrs Kulda 188 cm (6 ft 2 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 25 July 1988 Leipzig, Germany Russia Salavat Yulaev Ufa (KHL)
37 D Oskars BārtulisA 190 cm (6 ft 3 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 21 January 1987 Ogre Ukraine Donbass Donetsk (KHL)
47 F Mārtiņš Cipulis 181 cm (5 ft 11 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 29 November 1980 Cēsis Latvia Dinamo Riga (KHL)
50 G Kristers Gudļevskis 193 cm (6 ft 4 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 31 July 1992 Aizkraukle United States Syracuse Crunch (AHL)
51 F Koba Jass 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 4 May 1990 Rīga Czech Republic Bílí Tygři Liberec (CZE)
70 F Miks Indrašis 190 cm (6 ft 3 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 30 September 1990 Rīga Latvia Dinamo Riga (KHL)
79 F Vitālijs Pavlovs 195 cm (6 ft 5 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 17 June 1989 Rīga Latvia Dinamo Riga (KHL)
81 D Georgijs Pujacs 184 cm (6 ft 0 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 11 June 1981 Rīga Latvia Dinamo Riga (KHL)
91 F Ronalds Ķēniņš 182 cm (6 ft 0 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 28 February 1991 Rīga Switzerland ZSC Lions (NLA)
Group stage
Team
GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts
 Sweden 3 3 0 0 0 10 5 +5 9
  Switzerland 3 2 0 0 1 2 1 +1 6
 Czech Republic 3 1 0 0 2 6 7 −1 3
 Latvia 3 0 0 0 3 5 10 −5 0
12 February 2014
21:00
Latvia 0–1
(0–0, 0–0, 0–1)
  SwitzerlandShayba Arena, Sochi
Attendance: 5,116

14 February 2014
12:00
Czech Republic 4–2
(2–1, 2–1, 0–0)
 LatviaBolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 5,831

15 February 2014
21:00
Sweden 5–3
(1–1, 3–1, 1–1)
 LatviaShayba Arena, Sochi
Attendance: 3,709
Qualification playoff
18 February 2014
21:00
Switzerland  1–3
(0–2, 1–0, 0–1)
 LatviaBolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 7,912
Quarterfinal
19 February 2014
21:00
Canada 2–1
(1–1, 0–0, 1–0)
 LatviaBolshoy Ice Dome, Sochi
Attendance: 9,825

Luge[edit]

Latvia achieved the following quota places:

Men
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Inārs Kivlenieks Singles 52.872 15 52.927 20 52.347 16 52.379 17 3:30.525 16
Kristaps Mauriņš 53.144 23 52.923 19 52.518 21 52.630 23 3:31.215 21
Mārtiņš Rubenis 52.775 =11 52.560 7 52.229 10 52.133 5 3:29.697 10
Oskars Gudramovičs
Pēteris Kalniņš
Doubles 50.388 12 50.074 9 N/A 1:40.462 10
Andris Šics
Juris Šics
49.880 5 49.910 3 N/A 1:39.790 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Women
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Elīza Tīruma Singles 50.926 11 50.651 12 50.758 12 50.736 13 3:23.071 12
Ulla Zirne 51.125 15 51.159 21 51.054 15 51.347 21 3:24.685 18
Mixed team relay
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Mārtiņš Rubenis
Andris Šics
Juris Šics
Elīza Tīruma
Team relay 54.745 5 56.048 4 56.502 4 2:47.295 3rd, bronze medalist(s)

Short track speed skating[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Roberto Puķītis 1500 m 2:30.671 5 ADV 2:16.961 5 Did not advance 15

Qualification legend: ADV – Advanced due to being impeded by another skater; FA – Qualify to medal round; FB – Qualify to consolation round

Skeleton[edit]

Latvia had three athletes in qualification positions.

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Martins Dukurs Men's 56.18 2 56.37 2 56.26 1 56.29 2 3:45.10 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Tomass Dukurs 57.03 6 57.06 12 56.75 5 56.74 =7 3:47.58 4
Lelde Priedulēna Women's 59.73 16 59.31 11 58.73 12 58.51 10 3:56.28 14

Speed skating[edit]

Men
Haralds Silovs (under) riding the 1500 m
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Haralds Silovs 500 m 36.12 39 36.32 38 72.44 37
1000 m N/A 1:10.29 24
1500 m N/A 1:46.79 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ Megnis, Ints (29 January 2014). "Sandis Ozolins to carry Latvian flag at Sochi's Opening Ceremonies flagbearer". LETA. Riga, Latvia. Retrieved 29 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Sochi 2014 Opening Ceremony - Flagbearers" (PDF). olympic.org. Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committee. 7 February 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Sochi 2014 Closing Ceremony - Flagbearers" (PDF). The International Olympic Committee (IOC). 23 February 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Latvia to be represented by 58 athletes at Sochi". Baltic Course. Riga. 22 January 2014. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
  5. ^ "Sochi 2014: Ukraine's Marina Lisogor fails drugs test". BBC Sport. 22 February 2014.
  6. ^ a b "Summary of Quota allocation as per 20.01.2014" (PDF). www.fis-ski.com. FIS. 20 January 2014. Retrieved 20 January 2014.
  7. ^ "2014 Winter Olympics Biathlon NOC quota". Real Biathlon. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
  8. ^ "Latvia bound for Games". International Ice Hockey Federation. February 2013. Archived from the original on 6 January 2014. Retrieved 11 February 2013.
  9. ^ Nick Zaccardi (7 January 2014). "Latvia Olympic hockey roster includes Sandis Ozolinsh, 41". NBC Olympictalk. Retrieved 7 January 2014.
  10. ^ Team Roster Latvia

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