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  • 8a class: Hugo Wilhelm Schulz LATVIAN FAMOUS ATHLETES
  • Biathlon Cycling Javelin Ice Hockey Basketball Volleyball Tennis Most popular sports in Latvia:
  • Latvian athlete, start with a long-distance running and Marathon.Several Latvian record winner. Participated in three Olympic Games (1996, 2000, 2004). in 2005 and in 2006, she won the prestigious New York Marathon, becoming only the sixth woman who done it more than once. In the 2006 European Championships, where the new national record ranked in 6th place in the 10,000 m race Elena Čelnov-Prokopčuk's 1976 September 21
  • Latvian ice hockey player, playing guard positions. With the success of the richest hockey player NHL, Latvia played 6 different teams. in 1996 with the Colorado Avalanche as the first and only Latvian hockey player won the Stanley Cup, the NHL career, 7 times participated in all-star games. Playing in the NHL was the best paid athletes of Latvia. Played in the USSR and CIS junior team. From 1998 to 2006 was one of the leaders of Latvian National ice hockey team which participated in two Winter Olympics. Currently (2011) represents the KHL Club Dinamo Riga, which fulfil the obligations of the master Sandis Ozolins 1972 August 3 In Sigulda
  • First professional team was Dinamo Riga, which participated in the USSR championship (1987-1991). A former Latvian professional ice hockey goaltender, most of his playing career in the NHL, the League clubs playing from 1991 until 2004. at the end of 2009, admitted to the IIHF Hall of Fame. in 1988 Dinamo Riga became the Vice-Champion of the USSR and was recognized as the best rookie in the League. After the 1991 represent Latvian National ice hockey team, which he has participated in many World Championships. in 1989, the NHL Club Minnesota North Stars. in 1991, began his NHL career Arthur Irbe 1967 February2 In Riga
  • Latvian professional BMX cyclist, the first Olympic champion in BMX cycling. In 2008, became the European, world and Olympic champion.. Won the World Championship in China. Maris Strombergs 1987 March 10 In Valmiera
  • Wwas a Latvian professional ice hockey player. Skrastins was a member of Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) and was on board the team plane which crashed on September 7, 2011.[1] Skrastins played eleven seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) before joining Lokomotiv in 2011. Karlis Skrastins 1974 July 7 -2011 September 7 In Riga
  • Latvian professional tennis player. The all-time best Latvian tennis player, highest ATP ranking places (21) reached in February 2011. The only victory in the ATP tournament, won in 2010 in Delray Beach, the first Latvian tennis player debuted in Grand Slam tournament. in June 2007, participated in his second Grand Slam tournament in Wimbledon Championships Ernest Gulbis 1988 August 30 In Riga
  • Latvian basketball player, had a triple, European champion of European Cup winner ASK Riga team in rows and a quadruple champion of the USSR. Playing basketball, led a life of 15 years, becoming, as sports journalism, he called on "all the time the most famous Latvian basketball player" Janis Krumins 1930 January 30 Raiskums Died 1994 20 november
  • A former Latvian Javelin thrower, who throughout his career in athletics (1957-1976) represented the USSR. at the 1964 Olympic games he won a bronze medal, but after 4 years in Mexico he became an Olympic champion. the 1972 Olympics in Munich he won the silver medal. Is currently the only Latvian who has managed to win all three Olympic medals wrought iron. Won 4, 12 and the European USSR 1 Latvian Champion title. in 1987, the IAAF considered him the all-time greatest Javelin thrower in the world Janis Lusis 1939 May 19 In Jelgava
  • Ilmars Bricis 1970 July 9 In Riga Former Latvian biathlete, who scored a major international success. Won two bronze medals at the World Championships. Biathlon practiced since 1978, after the independence of Latvia was represented by the Latvian team. summer 2011 announced the athlete's career ended and turned to the coach's job, but individual competitions continued to represent the Latvian team the next season.
  • Is a former professional road bicycle racer from Latvia. He won the road race at the 2000 world cycling championship in Plouay, France. He covered the 269 km in 6h 15m 28s, the best of 158 starters. Roman Vainstein 1973 March 3 In Talsi
  • Uljana Semjonova 1952 March 9 Daugavpils district Standing at 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in)[2] Semjonova was the leading women's basketball player in the world in the 1970s and 1980s. Wearing a men's size 21 (US) / 58 (EU) shoe, she was known for having the largest feet ever in women's basketball.[3][4] For almost all of her playing career, she played for TTT Riga, which was part of Daugava Voluntary Sports Society. With TTT, she won 15 championships in the Soviet Union and the European Champion's Cup 15 times.
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