Latvia women's national basketball team

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 Latvia
FIBA ranking24 Increase 2 (1 October 2018)[1]
FIBA zoneFIBA Europe
National federationLatvia Basketball Association
CoachMārtiņš Gulbis
Olympic Games
Appearances1
Women's World Cup
Appearances1
EuroBasket
Appearances9
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The Latvian women's national basketball team is the national basketball team representing Latvia. It is administrated by the Latvian Basketball Association. It has participated in EuroBasket Women three times and once in the Olympic Games.

History[edit]

Golden age of Latvia women's national basketball team was from 2007 to 2009, when head coach was Ainars Zvirgzdiņš. In EuroBasket 2007 Latvia first time in history reached semi-final. In third place game they lost to Belarus. This result allowed to get in 2008 Olympic Qualifying Tournament, which had overpowered in next summer in Madrid, and Latvia took part of 2008 Summer Olympics.

EuroBasket 2009 was held in Latvia. In this tournament Latvia reached quarterfinal, where they lost to Russia in overtime with 64–69. They also lost to Italy in classification rounds. Latvia got seventh place in this tournament. After this tournament head coach Ainars Zvirgzdiņš and several players left national team.

In EuroBasket 2011 head coach was Greek basketball coach George Dikeoulakos. In his management Latvia also reached quarterfinal, but latterly got eighth place.

In EuroBasket 2013 head coach was Aigars Nerips, Latvia lost all of three games.

In EuroBasket 2015 Latvia lost in the first round.

In EuroBasket 2017, Mārtiņš Zībarts was assigned to manage the national team, Latvia got out of the low tide and reached quarterfinal, they got sixth place finally.

In EuroBasket 2019, Mārtiņš Zībarts was still in charge of the national team, Latvia was eliminated in qualification for quarterfinals.

Tournament record[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

World Cups[edit]

EuroBasket[edit]

EuroBasket Women Qualification
Year Position Pld W L Pld W L
Poland 1999 9th / 12 7 3 4
France 2001 Did not enter
Greece 2003 Did not enter
Turkey 2005 6th / 12 8 4 4
Italy 2007 4th / 16 9 6 3
Latvia 2009 7th / 16 9 5 4
Poland 2011 8th / 16 9 3 6 6 4 2
France 2013 15th / 16 3 0 3 8 5 3
HungaryRomania 2015 13th / 20 4 2 2 6 5 1
Czech Republic 2017 6th / 16 7 3 4 4 3 1
LatviaSerbia 2019 11th / 16 4 1 3
FranceSpain 2021 To be determined To be determined
Total 60 27 33

Team[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Roster for the FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2019.[2][3]

Latvia women's national basketball team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
SF 4 Strautmane, Paula 22 – (1997-03-23)23 March 1997 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Quinnipiac United States
G 6 Ikstena, Laura 29 – (1990-05-27)27 May 1990 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) MKK Siedlce Poland
PG 7 Dikaioulaku, Elīna 30 – (1989-04-24)24 April 1989 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) Ślęza Wrocław Poland
PF 10 Pīlābere, Karlīne 28 – (1990-11-16)16 November 1990 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) TTT Riga Latvia
C 13 Brumermane, Aija 32 – (1986-10-17)17 October 1986 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) TTT Riga Latvia
F 14 Šepte, Luīze 19 – (1999-10-08)8 October 1999 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) South Florida United States
SG 15 Pulvere, Ieva 28 – (1990-07-22)22 July 1990 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) TTT Riga Latvia
PG 16 Jākobsone, Ilze 25 – (1994-04-19)19 April 1994 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) USC Freiburg Germany
C 22 Meļņika, Zenta 27 – (1991-09-06)6 September 1991 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Lupe San Martino Italy
PF 28 Vītola, Kristīne 28 – (1991-06-02)2 June 1991 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) TTT Riga Latvia
SF 35 Krēsliņa, Kate 23 – (1996-04-14)14 April 1996 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) TTT Riga Latvia
PF 45 Strautmane, Digna 20 – (1998-09-18)18 September 1998 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Syracuse United States
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 27 June 2019

Notable players[edit]

Notable coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. 1 October 2018. Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Sieviešu valstsvienība: nosaukts sastāvs Eiropas čempionātam". basket.lv. 22 June 2019.
  3. ^ FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2019 roster

External links[edit]

Media related to Latvia women's national basketball team at Wikimedia Commons