Māris Urtāns

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Māris Urtāns
Māris Urtāns.jpg
Māris Urtāns in 2012
Personal information
Nationality Latvian
Born (1981-02-09) 9 February 1981 (age 36)
Rīga, Latvia[1]
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 123 kg (271 lb)
Country  Latvia
Sport Track and field
Event(s) Shot put
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals 2008
Personal best(s)
  • Shot put: 21.63m
  • Discus throw: 53.72m

Māris Urtāns (born 9 February 1981 in Riga) is a Latvian shot putter. His personal best throw is 21.63 metres, achieved on 19 June 2010 in Belgrade.

He finished ninth at the 2005 Summer Universiade and won the silver medal at the 2007 Summer Universiade.[2] He also competed at the 2006 European Championships, the 2007 and 2009 World Championships, the 2008 Olympic Games and the 2012 Olympic Games without reaching the final.

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Latvia
2000 World Junior Championships Santiago, Chile 14th (q) Discus 50.63 m
2001 European U23 Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 18th (q) Discus 49.40 m
2003 European U23 Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 13th (q) Shot put 17.61 m
2005 Universiade Izmir, Turkey 9th Shot put 18.07 m
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 23rd (q) Shot put 18.40 m
2007 European Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 15th (q) Shot put 18.59 m
Universiade Bangkok, Thailand 2nd Shot put 19.38 m
World Championships Osaka, Japan 24th (q) Shot put 19.17 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 25th (q) Shot put 19.57 m
2009 Universiade Belgrade, Serbia 5th Shot put 19.09 m
World Championships Berlin, Germany 15th (q) Shot put 19.89 m
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 12th (q) Shot put 19.97 m
European Championships Barcelona, Spain 3rd Shot put 20.72 m
2011 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 12th (q) Shot put 19.32 m
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 15th (q) Shot put 19.25 m
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 26th (q) Shot put 19.13 m
2014 European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 23rd (q) Shot put 18.35 m
2015 European Indoor Championships Prague, Czech Republic Shot put NM


  1. ^ "Māris Urtāns". SR/Olympics. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Urtāns grūž sudrabu Bangkokā" (in Latvian). Tvnet.lv. 14 August 2007. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 

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