Latvia women's national basketball team

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 Latvia
FIBA ranking 16 Steady
FIBA zone FIBA Europe
National federation Latvia Basketball Association
Coach Mārtiņš Zībarts
Olympic Games
Appearances 1
Medals None
Women's World Cup
Appearances None
Medals None
EuroBasket Women
Appearances 7
Medals None
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away

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.

Tournament record[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

European Championship[edit]

Team[edit]

Current Roster[edit]

Roster for the EuroBasket Women 2015.

Latvia women's national basketball team – EuroBasket Women 2015 roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Age – Date of birth Ht. Club Ctr.
SF 4 Rozenberga, Dita 22 – (1992-12-22)22 December 1992 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) San Salvatore Italy
PG 6 Eglīte, Zane 30 – (1984-12-10)10 December 1984 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) RSU/Merks Latvia
PF 7 Kūlīte, Ieva 26 – (1988-07-02)2 July 1988 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) TTT Riga Latvia
SF 8 Baško-Melnbārde, Gunta 35 – (1980-04-27)27 April 1980 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) Basket Landes France
SG 10 Jēkabsone-Žogota, Anete 31 – (1983-08-12)12 August 1983 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) Dynamo Kursk Russia
C 11 Putniņa, Aija 27 – (1988-01-15)15 January 1988 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) San Martino Italy
PF 12 Šteinberga, Anete 25 – (1990-01-29)29 January 1990 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Castors Braine Belgium
SF 13 Liepkalne, Dita 28 – (1987-04-30)30 April 1987 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) CB Bembibre Spain
C 14 Vītola, Kristīne 24 – (1991-06-02)2 June 1991 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Mann-Filter Spain
SF 20 Aizsila, Kate 21 – (1994-05-03)3 May 1994 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) RSU/Merks Latvia
C 22 Meļņika, Zenta 23 – (1991-09-06)6 September 1991 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) TTT Riga Latvia
SF 32 Laksa, Kitija 19 – (1996-05-21)21 May 1996 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) TTT Riga Latvia
Head coach
Assistant coaches

Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 11 June 2015

Famous players[edit]

Successful coaches[edit]

External links[edit]

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