Latvia

History

Latvia made its first Summer Olympic appearance in 1924. They would compete until 1936 where afterwards they became part of the Soviet Union. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union Latvia would compete as an independent nation at the 1992 Olympics and has competed ever since. Since their return Latvia sends a medium-sized delegation with at least 30 athletes competing. The nation competes in various sports with the more common ones being athletics, canoeing, cycling, modern pentathlon, shooting, swimming, weightlifting and wrestling.

Latvia won its first medal at the 1932 Olympics and has won a total of 19 summer medals across 10 sports. Their most successful sports include athletics (5) and cycling (3). Their most successful summer athletes are canoeist Ivans Klementjevs, weightlifter Viktors Scerbatihs and cyclist Maris Strombergs with each winning two medals. Klementjevs won two silver medals in men’s C1 1000m at the 1992 and 1996 Olympics. Scerbatihs won a silver in 2004 and bronze in 2008 in the men’s +105kg event. Strombergs won two gold medals in men’s BMX at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics. In 2016 Latvia failed to win a medal.

Qualified Quotas

Athletics

Men’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 50km Walk Arnis Rumbenieks
Ruslans Smolonskis
Men’s Javelin Throw Gatis Cakss

Women’s Events

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 800m Liga Velvere
Women’s Hammer Throw Laura Igaune
Women’s Javelin Throw Lina Muze
Madara Palameika
Anete Kocina
Women’s Heptathlon Laura Ikauniece Declined

Basketball

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s 3×3 Agnis Cavars
Edgars Krumiņs
Karlis Lasmanis
Nauris Miezis
Agnis Cavars
Edgars Krumiņs
Karlis Lasmanis
Nauris Miezis

Canoeing

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s K1 200m Roberts Akmens Roberts Akmens

Cycling

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s BMX Race Qualified Via Rankings Helvijs Babris
Women’s BMX Race Qualified Via Rankings Vineta Petersone
Men’s Road Race Qualified Via Rankings Krists Neilands
Toms Skujins
Men’s Time Trial Qualified Via Rankings Toms Skujins

Equestrian

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Individual Jumping Kristaps Neretnieks
Horse: Moon Ray
Kristaps Neretnieks
Horse: Valour

Judo

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s -100kg Jevgenijs Borodavko Jevgenijs Borodavko

Karate

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s -67kg Kalvis Kalnins Kalvis Kalnins

Modern Pentathlon

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Individual Pavels Svecvos Pavels Svecvos

Shooting

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s 25m Pistol Agate Rasmane Agate Rasmane
Women’s 10m Air Pistol Double Starter Agate Rasmane

Tennis

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Singles Jelena Ostapenko
Anastasija Sevastova
Women’s Doubles Jelena Ostapenko
Anastasija Sevastova

Volleyball

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s Beach Volleyball Martins Plavins
Edgars Tocs
Martins Plavins
Edgars Tocs
Women’s Beach Volleyball Tina Graudina
Anastasija Kravcenoka
Tina Graudina
Anastasija Kravcenoka

Weightlifting

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Men’s -81kg Ritvars Suharevs Ritvars Suharevs
Men’s -109kg Arturs Plesnieks Arturs Plesnieks

Wrestling

Event Qualifying Athletes Selected Athletes
Women’s Freestyle -62kg Anastasija Grigorjeva Anastasija Grigorjeva