Latvia at the 2018 Winter Olympics

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Latvia at the
2018 Winter Olympics
Refer to caption
IOC codeLAT
NOCLatvian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.olimpiade.lv (in Latvian)
in Pyeongchang, South Korea
9–25 February 2018
Competitors34 (25 men and 9 women) in 9 sports
Flag bearer Daumants Dreiškens[1]
Medals
Ranked 28th
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
1
Total
1
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Soviet Union (1956–1988)

Latvia competed at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, from 9 to 25 February 2018, with 34 competitors in 9 sports. They won one bronze medal in two-man bobsleigh and ranked 28th in the medal table.

Medalists[edit]

Medals by sport
Sport 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Total
Bobsleigh 0 0 1 1
Total 0 0 1 1
Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Bronze Jānis Strenga
Oskars Melbārdis
Bobsleigh Two-man 19 February

Competitors[edit]

The following is the list of number of competitors participating at the Games per sport/discipline.

Sport Men Women Total
Alpine skiing 1 1 2
Biathlon 2 1 3
Bobsleigh 8 0 8
Cross-country skiing 1 2 3
Figure skating 1 1 2
Luge 7 3 10
Short track speed skating 2 0 2
Skeleton 2 1 3
Speed skating 1 0 1
Total 25 9 34

Alpine skiing[edit]

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Kristaps Zvejnieks Men's combined 1:23.02 51 48.74 14 2:11.76 26
Men's giant slalom 1:13.81 41 1:14.46 38 2:28.27 35
Lelde Gasūna Women's giant slalom 1:18.65 47 1:15.30 42 2:33.95 43
Women's slalom 54.50 39 54.81 37 1:49.31 37

Biathlon[edit]

Based on their Nations Cup ranking in the 2016–17 Biathlon World Cup, Latvia has qualified 2 men,[2] and 1 woman.[3]

Athlete Event Time Misses Rank
Andrejs Rastorgujevs Men's sprint 24:34.4 3 (1+2) 24
Men's pursuit 34:29.3 4 (1+0+1+2) 12
Men's individual 53:41.8 6 (1+1+3+1) 59
Men's mass start 38:47.4 3 (0+1+0+2) 28
Oskars Muižnieks Men's sprint 25:56.3 2 (1+1) 66
Men's individual 52:06.0 3 (0+2+0+1) 42
Baiba Bendika Women's sprint 23:14.6 4 (3+1) 39
Women's pursuit 33:59.4 3 (1+0+2+0) 33
Women's individual 45:32.8 4 (0+1+1+2) 39

Bobsleigh[edit]

Based on their rankings in the 2017–18 Bobsleigh World Cup, Latvia has qualified 4 sleds.[4][5]

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Jānis Strenga
Oskars Melbārdis*
Two-man 49.08 TR 1 49.54 10 49.08 2 49.21 1 3:16.91 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Oskars Ķibermanis*
Matīss Miknis
49.21 4 49.57 12 49.32 6 49.70 14 3:17.80 9
Daumants Dreiškens
Oskars Melbārdis*
Jānis Strenga
Arvis Vilkaste
Four-man 48.82 4 49.39 12 48.91 5 49.53 2 3:16.65 5
Jānis Jansons
Oskars Ķibermanis*
Helvijs Lūsis
Matīss Miknis
49.18 15 49.26 =7 49.34 11 49.63 9 3:17.41 10

* – Denotes the driver of each sled

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Distance
Athlete Event Final
Time Deficit Rank
Indulis Bikše Men's 15 km freestyle 37:44.7 +4:00.8 65
Men's 50 km classical 2:31:07.5 +22:45.4 57
Patrīcija Eiduka Women's 10 km freestyle 28:13.6 +3:13.1 44
Inga Paškovska 31:34.9 +6:34.4 80
Sprint
Athlete Event Qualification Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Indulis Bikše Men's sprint 3:30.53 63 Did not advance
Patrīcija Eiduka Women's sprint 3:49.70 62 Did not advance

Figure skating[edit]

Latvia has qualified one male and female figure skater, based on its placement at the 2017 World Figure Skating Championships in Helsinki, Finland.[6]

Individual
Athlete Event SP FS Total
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Deniss Vasiļjevs Men's singles 79.52 21 Q 155.06 20 234.58 19
Diāna Ņikitina Ladies' singles 51.12 26 Did not advance

Luge[edit]

Based on the results from the World Cups during the 2017–18 Luge World Cup season, Latvia qualified 8 sleds. [7]

Men
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Kristers Aparjods Singles 47.822 6 47.834 6 47.858 13 47.942 17 3:11.456 11
Artūrs Dārznieks 48.305 21 48.671 29 48.602 28 Eliminated 2:25.578 24
Inārs Kivlenieks 48.274 20 48.370 22 48.066 20 48.112 20 3:12.822 20
Oskars Gudramovičs
Pēteris Kalniņš
Doubles 46.890 17 46.317 9 N/A 1:33.207 14
Andris Šics
Juris Šics
46.336 9 46.106 4 N/A 1:32.442 6
Women
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Kendija Aparjode Singles 48.103 27 46.927 21 47.296 21 Eliminated 2:22.326 22
Elīza Cauce 47.458 25 46.477 10 46.624 10 47.092 16 3:07.651 16
Ulla Zirne 46.471 9 46.409 7 47.327 22 46.895 14 3:07.102 12
Mixed team relay
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Kristers Aparjods
Andris Šics
Juris Šics
Ulla Zirne
Team relay 47.369 8 48.891 7 49.055 3 2:25.315 6

Short track speed skating[edit]

Latvia has qualified two skaters for men's events for the Olympics during the four World Cup events in November 2017.[8]

Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Roberto Puķītis Men's 1000 m 1:31.635 2 Q 1:24.022 3 Did not advance 11
Men's 1500 m 2:18.825 2 Q N/A 2:11.165 4 FB 2:26.525 11
Roberts Zvejnieks Men's 500 m 40.563 2 Q 40.904 3 Did not advance 10
Men's 1000 m 1:26.408 3 ADV 1:24.306 4 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; AA – Advance to medal round due to being impeded by another skater

Skeleton[edit]

Based on the world rankings, Latvia qualified 3 sleds.[9][10]

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 50.85 5 50.38 2 50.32 2 50.76 5 3:22.31 4
Tomass Dukurs 50.88 7 50.58 5 50.65 6 50.63 4 3:22.74 5
Lelde Priedulēna Women's 52.14 7 52.17 5 52.09 9 52.09 8 3:28.49 7

Speed skating[edit]

Individual
Athlete Event Race
Time Rank
Haralds Silovs Men's 1000 m 1:09.50 15
Men's 1500 m 1:45.25 4
Mass start
Athlete Event Semifinal Final
Points Time Rank Points Time Rank
Haralds Silovs Men's mass start 3 8:28.93 9 Did not advance

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Opening Ceremony Flagbearers - Olympic Winter Games, PyeongChang 2018" (PDF). olympic.org. International Olympic Committee (IOC). 9 February 2018. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Men's Nation Cup Score" (PDF). www.docs.google.com/. International Biathlon Union (IBU). 5 March 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Latviju Phjončhanas olimpiskajās spēlēs pārstāvēs 35 sportisti deviņos sporta veidos (There will be 35 sportsmens from Latvia at the 2018 Winter Games)" (in Latvian). LETA. 22 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Quota Allocation PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games 2018 - 2-man Bobsleigh - IBSF 14 January 2018" (PDF). www.ibsf.org. International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF). 15 January 2018. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Quota Allocation PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games 2018 - 4-man Bobsleigh - IBSF 14 January 2018" (PDF). www.ibsf.org. International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF). 15 January 2018. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Figure Skating Quota places for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games 2018". www.isu.org/. International Skating Union. 4 April 2017. Archived from the original on 23 July 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  7. ^ "Ranking list" (PDF). fil-luge.org. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
  8. ^ "XXI II Olympic Winter Games 2018 PyeongChang: Qualified quota places Short Track Speed Skating". International Skating Union (ISU). 23 November 2017. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  9. ^ "Quota Allocation PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games 2018 - Men's Skeleton - IBSF 14 January 2018" (PDF). www.ibsf.org. International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF). 15 January 2018. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  10. ^ "Quota Allocation PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games 2018 - Women's Skeleton - IBSF 14 January 2018" (PDF). www.ibsf.org. International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF). 15 January 2018. Retrieved 15 January 2018.