List of notable or famous track and field athletes from Latvia, with bios and photos, including the top track and field athletes born in Latvia and even some popular track and field athletes who immigrated to Latvia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Latvian track and field athletes then this list is the perfect resource for you. These track and field athletes are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known track and field athlete from Latvia is included when available.
This list is made up of many different people, including Edgars Eriņš and Poļina Jeļizarova.
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Aiga Grabuste is a Latvian track and field athlete competing in heptathlon. She represented her country at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and competed at the World Championships in Athletics in 2007 and 2009. She has set Latvian, Latvian U-23 and Latvian junior records in heptathlon. Her current personal best performance is 6396 points, which she achieved at the 2009 European Athletics U23 Championships held in Kaunas, where she won the gold medal. Grabuste was also the 2007 European Junior champion in heptathlon. In the indoor women's pentathlon, she was eighth at the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships and tenth at the 2011 European Athletics Indoor Championships. At the TNT - Fortuna Meeting ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Rēzekne, Latviasee more on Aiga Grabuste
Ainārs Kovals is a male Latvian javelin thrower. His personal best throw is 86.64 metres, achieved at the Summer Olympics in Beijing, where he finished second. He has been coached by Valentīna Eiduka. He is married to javelin thrower Sinta Ozoliņa-Kovala. ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Riga, Latviasee more on Ainārs Kovals
Dmitrijs Jurkevičs is a Latvian track and field athlete who specialises in middle-distance runner. He holds the Latvian record in 1500 metres. He competed over 1500 metres at the 2005 European Athletics Junior Championships and came sixth in the final. He was a semi-finalist in the 800 metres and the 2006 World Junior Championships in Athletics. He set an 800 m best of 1:46.44 minutes in Sollentuna in 2008 and improved his 1500 m best to 3:39.69 minutes the following year. In his senior world debut, he was eliminated in the 800 m heats at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics. He began to focus on running the 1500 m from 2010 onwards, and he represented Latvia in that event at the 2010 ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Daugavpils, Latvia
Edgars Eriņš is a Latvian decathlete and bobsledder. He is the holder of the Latvian record in decathlon, which is 8312 points. Eriņš reached it in the 2011 Latvian Championships, which he won. He was qualified for 2011 World Championships in Daegu, South Korea and appeared on the entry list, but didn't compete due to injury. He made his bobsleigh Europa Cup debut in November 2013 in a four-man race at Altenberg where his crew finished sixth. He made his first appearance in the Bobsleigh World Cup in the four-man event at St. Moritz in January 2014, where his sleigh scored an 18th place. ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Varakļāni, Latvia