Māris Bružiks

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Māris Bružiks (born 25 August 1962 in Pļaviņas, Latvia[1]) is a retired triple jumper who represented the USSR, and later, following its dissolution, Latvia.

He first won the European Athletics Indoor Championships in 1986, setting a championship record (CR) with 17.54 metres. The record still stands, having been equalled by Christian Olsson in 2002. Outdoor Bružiks reached 17.56 metres, in September 1988.

He was New York City-based former model Ines Misan's first husband.[citation needed]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the  Soviet Union
1986 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 1st Triple jump 17.54 m =CR
European Championships Stuttgart, West Germany 2nd Triple jump 17.33 m (wind: +1.1m/s)
Representing  Latvia
1992 European Indoor Championships Genoa, Italy 4th Triple jump 16.97 m
Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 10th Triple jump 16.80 m
1993 World Indoor Championships Toronto, Canada 2nd Triple jump 17.36 m
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 3rd Triple jump 17.20 m (wind: +0.7m/s)
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 10th Triple jump 16.80 m
1996 European Indoor Championships Stockholm, Sweden 1st Triple jump 16.97 m

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Māris Bružiks". SR/Olympics. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 30 July 2012.