Latvian delegation of 30 athletes approved for Tokyo Olympic Games

  • 2021-07-01
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - For the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games, Latvia will be represented by 30 athletes in 14 disciplines, but their number might grow, the Latvian Olympic Committee (LOK) reported today.

On Wednesday, the LOK executive committee approved the composition of the Latvian delegation for the 32nd summer olympic games that will take place from July 23 until August 8 in Tokyo.

So far, 30 athletes in 14 disciplines have been approved - 3x3 basketball, wrestling, judo, equastrian, karate, modern pentathlon, swimming, beach volleyball, cycling (road cycling and BMX), canoeing, weight lifting, shooting, tennis and athletics.

On the decision of the World Athletics Association of July 1, five more athletes might join the team with their coaches.

Along with the 30 athletes, there are also 22 coaches, three medics, four physiotherapists and seven representatives of the management team.

The athletes should follow a special epidemiological protocol. At present, 67 percent of the team have completed vaccination process, 23 percent are still in the process, while 10 percent do not plan to get vaccinated.

The Latvian olympic team includes Laura Igaune, Gatis Cakss, Lina Muze, Ruslans Smolonskis, Arnis Rumbenieks (all - athletics), Tina Laura Graudina, Anastasija Kravcenoka, Martins Plavins, Edgars Tocs (all - beach volleyball), Vineta Petersone, Helvijs Babris, Toms Skujins, Krists Neilands (all - cycling), Agnis Cavars, Lauris Miezis, Karlis Pauls Lasmanis, Edgars Krumins (all - 3x3 basketball), Jevgenijs Borodavko (judo), Pavels Svecovs (modern pentathlon), Roberts Akmens (canoeing), Agate Rasmane (shooting), Kristaps Neretnieks (equestrian), Anastasija Grigorjeva (wrestling), Kalvis Kalnins (karate), Arturs Plesnieks, Ritvars Suharevs (both - weight lifiting), Ieva Maluka, Daniils Bobrovs (both - swimming), Anastasija Sevastova, Alona Ostapenko (both - tennis).