Mārtiņš Rubenis

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Mārtiņš Rubenis
Mārtiņš Rubenis.jpg
Rubenis in 2013
Personal information
Born 26 September 1978 (1978-09-26) (age 38)
Riga, Latvia
Height 184 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 90 kg (198 lb)
Sport
Sport Luge

Mārtiņš Rubenis (born 26 September 1978) is a retired Latvian luger who competed between 1998 and 2014. He won the bronze medal at the men's singles event at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, becoming the first Latvian (i.e. representing Republic of Latvia) to win a medal at the Winter Olympics and the only one from Latvia at the 2006 Winter Olympics. He won his second bronze medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi in the Team Relay event.[1]

Rubenis has also won the gold medal at the 1998 World Junior Championships, as well as the silver and bronze medals at the 2003 and 2004 World Championships respectively. He also won three medals in the Team Relay event at the FIL European Luge Championships with a golds in 2008 and 2010, and a bronze in 2006.

Rubenis retired after the 2014 Winter Olympics. He announced his retirement after the men's event, in which he finished 10th, yet a few days later Rubenis won a bronze medal being a part of the Latvian Relay Team.

Martins is a musician and DJ and a member of the DJs group Värka Kru.[2]

Awards[edit]

Rubenis (2nd right) on a 2014 Latvian stamp
  • 2011 – The Three – Star Order
  • 2014 – The Cross of Recognition

Achievements[edit]

  • 1998 – 1st place in World Junior championship
  • 2000 – 11th place in World championship
  • 2000 – 18th place Overall World Cup
  • 2001 – 29th place in World championship
  • 2001 – 25th place Overall World Cup
  • 2002 – 15th place in European championship
  • 2002 – 34th place Overall World Cup
  • 2003 – 2nd place in World championship – team competition
  • 2003 – 2nd place in World championship
  • 2003 – 18th place Overall World Cup
  • 2004 – 3rd place in World championship
  • 2004 – 13th place Overall World Cup
  • 2004 – 12th place Overall Challenge Cup
  • 2005 – 11th place in World championship
  • 2005 – 11th place Overall World Cup
  • 2005 – 9th place Overall Challenge Cup
  • 2006 – 3rd place in European championship – team competition
  • 2006 – 7th place in European championship

Olympic game results[edit]

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Awards
Preceded by
Viktors Ščerbatihs
Latvian Men's Sportspersonality of the Year
2006
Succeeded by
Viktors Ščerbatihs