Laura Ikauniece-Admidiņa

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Laura Ikauniece
Laura Ikauniece by Augustas Didzgalvis.jpg
Personal information
Nationality Latvian
Born (1992-05-31) 31 May 1992 (age 25)
Ventspils, Latvia
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 60 kg (132 lb)
Sport
Country  Latvia
Sport Track and field
Event(s) Heptathlon
Coached by Andis Austrups
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) Heptathlon: 6815 points

Laura Ikauniece (born 31 May 1992) is a Latvian athlete competing in heptathlon. She achieved her personal best of 6516 points at the 2015 World Championships, where she won the bronze medal. At the 2012 European Athletics Championships Ikauniece initially won the bronze medal, after a hard fight with fellow Latvian Aiga Grabuste. Finally, Ikauniece finished 10 points better than her. Later on she was awarded with the silver medal, as a result of the disqualification of Ukrainian athlete Lyudmyla Yosypenko. She studied at the University of Latvia (UL) Faculty of Education, Psychology and Art (FEPA).

Laura won the silver medal at the World Youth Championships in Brixen, Italy, reaching 5647 points. The next year 2010 she finished 6th in the World Junior Championships reaching 5618 points. In 2011 she won the bronze medal at the European Athletics Junior Championships. In 2015, she won bronze at the World Athletics Championships.

Achievements[edit]

Year Tournament Venue Result Points Details
2009 World Youth Championships Brixen, Italy 2nd 5647 14.22–1.82–9.71–24.75–5.67–42.53–2:20.94
2010 World Junior Championships Moncton, Canada 6th 5618 pts 14.57–1.69–10.80–25.47–5.85–49.04–2:21.40
2011 European Junior Championships Tallinn, Estonia 3rd 6063 13.97–1.78–12.09–24.93–5.90–50.70-2:16.31
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 2nd 6335 13.53–1.83–11.81–24.36–6.31–47.32-2:12.82
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 9th 6414 13.71-1.83-12.64-24.16PB-6.13-51.27-2:12.13PB
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 3rd 6516 NR 13.21PB-1.77-12.71-23.97-6.32PB-53.67-2:13.79
2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 4th 6617 13.33–1.77–13.52–23.76–6.12–55.93PB–2:09:43

Personal bests[edit]

Outdoor[edit]

Event Record Wind Venue Date
200 metres 23.64 +1.3 Götzis 28 May 2016
800 metres 2:09.43 Rio de Janeiro 13 August 2016
100 metres hurdles 13.07 +0.5 Götzis 28 May 2016
High jump 1.84 Ogre 2 August 2014
Long jump 6.32 +0.9 Beijing 23 August 2015
Shot put 13.78 Riga 20 May 2016
Javelin throw 55.93 Rio de Janeiro 13 August 2016
Heptathlon 6622 Götzis 29 May 2016

Indoor[edit]

Event Record Venue Date
60 metres 7.60 Kuldiga 18 January 2014
800 metres 2:16.30 Tallinn 4 February 2012
60 metres hurdles 8.38 Kuldiga 18 January 2014
High jump 1.85 Tallinn 25 February 2012
Long jump 6.49 Riga 9 March 2016
Shot put 13.06 Tallinn 8 February 2014
Pentathlon 4496 Tallinn 8 February 2014

References[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Anastasija Grigorjeva
Latvian Sportsperswoman of the Year
2015, 2016
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Zigismunds Sirmais
Latvian Rising Sportspersonality of the Year
2012
Succeeded by
Zemgus Girgensons