Latvia at the 2000 Summer Olympics

Latvia at the 2000 Summer Olympics

Infobox Olympics Latvia
games=2000 Summer
flagbearer=Voldemārs Lūsis

Latvia competed at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. Latvia won their first summer Olympic gold medal at these games.



* Igors Vihrovs — Gymnastics, Men's floor exercises


* Aigars Fadejevs — Athletics, Men's 50 km walk


* Vsevolods Zeļonijs — Judo, Men's lightweight (73 kg)

Results by event


Men's 800 m
* Viktors Lacis
*# Round 1 - 01:46.94
*# Semifinal - 01:47.24 (did not advance)

Men's 110 m hurdles
* Stanislavs Olijars
*# Round 1 - 13.56
*# Round 2 - 13.34
*# Semifinal - 13.5 (did not advance)

Men's javelin throw
* Voldemārs Lūsis
*# Qualifying - 80.08 (did not advance)

* Ēriks Rags
*# Qualifying - 75.75 (did not advance)

Men's 20 km walk
* Aigars Fadejevs and Māris Putenis
** With a total time of 1:22.43, Fadejevs finished 14th out of a field of 48 competitors. Putenis was disqualified. The golden medal in the event went to Robert Korzeniowski of Poland, who finished in 1:18.59.

* Aigars Fadejevs
*# Final - 1:22:43 (14th place)

* Maris Putenis
*# Final - DQ

Men's 50 km walk
* Aigars Fadejevs, Modris Liepiņš and Uģis Brūvelis
** Fadejevs won the silver medal by finishing second with a time of 3:43.40. Robert Korzeniowski of Poland once again won the gold with a time of 3:42.22. Liepiņš placed ninth with a time of 3:48.36, while Brūvelis was 35th with a time of 4:11.41.

* Aigars Fadejevs
*# Final - 3:43:40 (Silver medal)

* Modris Liepins
*# Final - 3:48:36 (9th place)

* Ugis Bruvelis
*# Final - 4:11:41 (35th place)

Women's 800 m
* Irina Latve
** Latve finished sixth in her qualifying round with a time of 2:06.05, not fast enough to advance to the next phase.

Women's 5,000 m
* Jeļena Čelnova-Prokopčuka
** In her first heat, Čelnova-Prokopčuka finished fourth with a time of 15:09.45, advancing to the finals. And in the finals, Celnova-Prokopcuka finished ninth in a time of 14:55.46. The gold medal went to Gabriela Szabo of Romania, who finished in 14:40.79, a new Olympic record.

Women's 10,000 m
* Jeļena Čelnova-Prokopčuka
** Čelnova-Prokopčuka advanced to the finals by placing eighth in Round 1, finishing in a time of 32:32.87. She was 26.68 seconds behind the leader, the eventual winner from Ethiopia, Derartu Tulu. In the finals, Čelnova-Prokopčuka finished 19th in a time of 32:17.72.

Women's 100 m Hurdles
* Anita Trumpe
** In her qualifying heat, Trumpe finished seventh in a time of 13.77, not advancing to the next round.

Women's 400 m Hurdles
* Irēna Žauna
** In the first round, Žauna came in fifth in her heat in a time of 57.79 and did not qualify for the second round.

Women's High Jump
* Līga Kļaviņa
** Kļaviņa had no mark in the qualifying round. She did not advance.

Women's Javelin Throw
* Inga Kožarenoka
** Kožarenoka’s best throw of 53.83 meters was not far enough to qualify her to advance in the competition.

Women's Long Jump
* Valentīna Gotovska
** In her qualifying round, Gotovska’s best jump was 6.47 meters, placing her 10th. She did not advance in the competition.

Women's 20 km Walk
* Anita Liepiņa and Jolanta Dukure
** In the finals of the event, Dukure finished 30th in a time of 1:36.54, while Liepiņa came in 37th in a time of 1:39.17. The gold medal went to China’s Liping Wang, who finished in 1:29.05.


Men’s 1,000 m Sprint
* Jefimijs Klementjevs
** Klementjevs finished in fourth place in his qualifying heat with a time of 3:58.840. He advanced to the semi-finals, where he finished second in his run in a time of 4:01.300. In the finals, Klementjevs finished seventh in a time of 4:00.931. The gold medal went to Andreas Dittmer of Germany, who finished the race in 3:54.379.


Road Cycling

Men's Individual Time Trial
* Belohvoščiks finished 15th, 2:17 behind gold medal winner Viacheslav Ekimov of Russia, who finished with a time of 57:40. Ozols was 21st, 3:06 behind the leader.
* Raivis Belohvoščiks
*# Final - 0:59:57 (15th place)

* Dainis Ozols
*# Final - 1:00:46 (21st place)

Men's Road Race
* Piziks finished 22nd, 1:38 behind the winner and gold medalist, Jan Ullrich of Germany, who finished in a time of 5:29:08. Reiss came in 81st, 12:53 behind the leader. Belohvoščiks, Naudušz and Ozols did not finish.

* Arvis Piziks
*# Final - 5:30:46 (22nd place)

* Andris Reiss
*# Final - 5:42:01 (81st place)

* Raivis Belohvoščiks
*# Final - DNF

* Andris Naudužs
*# Final - DNF

* Dainis Ozols
*# Final - DNF

Track Cycling

Men's Sprint
*Viesturs Bērziņš
** Bērziņš finished 10th overall. The gold medal in the competition went to Marty Nothstein of the United States, whose times in the final were 10.874 and 11.066.
**Qualifying - 10.343
**First Round - Defeated Shinichi Ota of Japan
**1/8 Finals - Lost to Jan van Eijden of Germany
**1/8 Finals Repechage - 2nd place - Heat 2
**Final 9-12 - 10th place

Men's 1 km Time Trial
*Gvido Miezis
** Miezis finishes 16th in the event with a total time of 1:08.113. The gold medal went to Jason Queally of Great Britain, who finishes with a total time of 1:01.609.

Men's Keirin
*Ainārs Ķiksis
** Ķiksis finished first, in a time of 11.210, in the repechage round. In the second round, he finished sixth and did not advance to the finals.
**First Round - Heat - 3; Place - DNF
**Repechage - Heat - 1; Place - 1
**Second Round - Heat - 1; Place - DNF (did not advance)

Men's Olympic Sprint
*Viesturs Bērziņš, Ainārs Ķiksis and Ivo Lakučs
** The team of Bērziņš, Ķiksis and Lakučs failed to advance beyond the first round after being bested by the Australian team of Sean Eadie, Darryn Hill and Gary Neiwand. The Latvians’ overall time was 46.525, but the Australians finished in 44.745.
**Qualifying - 45.589
**Second Round - 46.525 (did not advance)


Women’s Individual Epée
* Jūlija Vansoviča
** One of the world’s top women fencer’s, Hungary’s Gyongyi Szalay, was ousted 15-13 in Round 2 by 30th seed Vansoviča. However, another Hungarian, Timea Nagy, exacted revenge in Round 3, beating Vansoviča 15-10. Nagy was the eventual gold medal winner in the event.


Men’s Floor Exercise
* Igors Vihrovs
** Vihrovs, in a surprise finish, won the gold medal with a score of 9.812. The silver medal was won by Russia’s Alexei Nemov, who scored 9.800, while the bronze went to Bulgaria’s Iordan Iovtchev, who scored 9.787. In the qualifying subdivision Vihrovs had placed 26th with a score of 56.186, enough to advance him to the next phase.


Men’s Lightweight (73 kg)
* Vsevolods Zeļonijs
** Zeļonijs beat Yong-Sin Choi of Korea in 53 seconds to win the bronze medal in the competition, sharing third place with Anatoly Laryukov of Belarus. The silver went to Tiago Camilo of Brazil, while the gold medal was awarded to Giuseppe Maddaloni of Italy.

=Modern pentathlon=

Men's individual competition
* Deniss Čerkovskis
** Čerkovskis finished 18th with a total score of 4,903. The medalists in the event were all Eastern Europeans: Russia’s Dmitry Svatkovsky took the gold; Gabor Balogh of Hungary, the silver; and Pavel Dovgal of Belarus, the bronze.

Women's individual competition
* Jeļena Rubļevska
** Rubļevska finished in eighth place with a total score of 5,051. The gold medal went to Stephanie Cook of Great Britain. She had 5,318 total points.


Men’s Single Sculls
* Andris Reinholds
** Reinholds advanced to the B Group finals, finishing second in the race with a time of 6:56.33 and earning eighth place overall in the event. However, he tested positive for use of steroids, according to a September 23 Reuters report.


Women's Single Handed Dinghy (Europe)
* Žaklīna Litauniece
*# Race 1 - 24
*# Race 2 - (26)
*# Race 3 - (27)
*# Race 4 - 26
*# Race 5 - 24
*# Race 6 - 20
*# Race 7 - 24
*# Race 8 - 25
*# Race 9 - 25
*# Race 10 - 26
*# Race 11 - 25
*# Final - 218 (27th place)

Women's Mistral Fleet
* Vita Matīse
** Matise finished in 22nd place with 170 net points. The gold medal went to Alessandra Sensini of Italy, who had 15 net points.


Men's 25-meter RF Pistol
* Afanasijs Kuzmins
** Kuzmins finished in eighth place in the finals, with a qualifying score of 585.0, a finals score of 96.3, and a total score of 681.3. The gold medal in the event went to Sergei Alifirenko of Russia, who had a qualifying score of 587.0, a finals score of 100.6, and a total score of 687.6.

Men's Skeet
* Boriss Timofejevs
** Timofejevs scored 122.0 and earned 12th place, but did not advance to the finals.


Men's 100 m Butterfly
* Arturs Jakovlevs
*# Preliminary Heat - 56.63 (did not advance)

Men's 100 m Breaststroke
* Valery Kalmikovs
*# Preliminary Heat - 01:04.02 (did not advance)

Men's 200 m Breaststroke
* Valery Kalmikovs
*# Preliminary Heat - 02:16.21 (did not advance)

Men's 200 m Individual Medley
* Valery Kalmikovs
*# Preliminary Heat - 02:04.18 (did not advance)

Women's 50 m Freestyle
* Agnese Ozolina
*# Preliminary Heat - 27.28 (did not advance)

Women's 100 m Freestyle
* Agnese Ozolina
*# Preliminary Heat - 59.28 (did not advance)

Women's 200 m Breaststroke
* Margarita Kalmikova
*# Preliminary Heat - 02:35.69 (did not advance)


Men's 94 kilogram
* Sergejs Lazovskis
** Lazovskis finished in 18th place with a snatch score of 155.0, a clean and jerk score of 200.0, and a total score of 355.0. The gold medal in the event went to Akakios Kakiasvilis of Greece, who had a total score of 405.0.

Men's 105+ kilogram
* Raimonds Bergmanis and Viktors Ščerbatihs
** Ščerbatihs finished in seventh place with a snatch score of 202.5, a clean and jerk score of 250.0, and a total score of 452.5. The gold medal in the event went to Hossein Rezazadeh of Iran, who had a total score of 472.5, a new world record. Bergmanis did not compete.


Men's 85 kilogram
* Igors Samušonoks
** Samušonoks was defeated 3-2 by Canada’s Justin Abdou and shut out 3-0 by Cuba’s Yoel Romero. Samušonoks defeated Kazakhstan’s Magomed Kurugliyev 7-6.


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