Latvian sets Winter Games history

  • 2006-02-15
  • From wire reports
RIGA - Latvian luger Martins Rubenis made history on Feb. 12, winning the first Winter Olympic medal in Latvian history with a bronze in the men's singles.His third-place finish was met with a wave of jubilation by Latvians, who, going into the Games, were hesitant to place too much hope in their 2006 team bringing home a medal. Today, the hope is soaring. Rubenis won the bronze with a time of 3 minutes 26.446 seconds. Italy's Armin Zoeggeler took first place with 3 minutes 26.088 seconds, and Russian Albert Demtschenko finished with silver. After the first two runs, which took place on Fe...
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