Latvia at the 2020 Summer Olympics

Latvia at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo

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Latvia at the
2020 Summer Olympics
Flag of Latvia.svg
IOC codeLAT
NOCLatvian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.olimpiade.lv (in Latvian and English)
in Tokyo, Japan
Competitors33 in 14 sports
Flag bearer Agnis Čavars and Jeļena Ostapenko (opening)
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Latvia is expected to compete at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Originally scheduled to take place from 24 July to 9 August 2020, the Games have been postponed to 23 July to 8 August 2021, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.[1] It will be the nation's eighth consecutive appearance at the Games and twelfth overall in Summer Olympic history.

Competitors

The following is the list of number of competitors in the Games.

Sport Men Women Total
Athletics 3 5 8
Basketball 4 0 4
Canoeing 1 0 1
Cycling 3 1 4
Equestrian 1 0 1
Judo 1 0 1
Karate 1 0 1
Modern pentathlon 1 0 1
Shooting 0 1 1
Swimming 1 1 2
Tennis 0 2 2
Volleyball 2 2 4
Weightlifting 2 0 2
Wrestling 0 1 1
Total 20 13 33

Athletics

Latvian athletes further achieved the entry standards, either by qualifying time or by world ranking, in the following track and field events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event):[2][3]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Arnis Rumbenieks Men's 50 km walk N/A
Ruslans Smolonskis N/A
Līga Velvere Women's 800 m
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Gatis Čakšs Men's javelin throw
Laura Igaune Women's hammer throw
Anete Kociņa Women's javelin throw
Līna Mūze
Madara Palameika

Basketball

Summary
Team Event Group stage Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Latvia men's 3×3 Men's 3×3 tournament





3×3 basketball

Men's tournament

Latvia men's national 3x3 team qualified for the Games by winning a bronze medal at the 2021 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament.[4]

Team roster

The players were announced on 6 July 2021.[5]

Group play
Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification
1  Serbia 2 2 0 38 28 +10 Semifinals
2 ROC 1 1 0 21 13 +8
3  Belgium 1 1 0 21 20 +1 Quarterfinals
4  Latvia 2 1 1 41 35 +6
5  Poland 2 1 1 34 40 −6
6  Japan (H) 1 0 1 19 20 −1
7  Netherlands 1 0 1 15 16 −1
8  China 2 0 2 26 43 −17
Updated to match(es) played on 24 July 2021. Source: Tokyo 2020 and FIBA
Rules for classification: 1) Wins; 2) Head-to-head record; 3) Points scored.
(H) Host
24 July 2021 (2021-07-24)
11:35
v
Poland  14–21  Latvia
Pts: Hicks 8 Pts: Miezis 7
Aomi Urban Sports Park, Tokyo
Referees: Markos Michaelides (SUI), Edmond Ho (HKG)

24 July 2021 (2021-07-24)
18:40
v
Latvia  20–21  Belgium
Pts: Lasmanis 11 Pts: Vervoort 11
Aomi Urban Sports Park, Tokyo
Referees: Markos Michaelides (SUI), Edmond Ho (HKG)

25 July 2021 (2021-07-25)
15:00
v
China  vs.  Latvia

25 July 2021 (2021-07-25)
22:25
v
Latvia  vs.  Japan

26 July 2021 (2021-07-26)
15:25
v
Latvia  vs.  Serbia

26 July 2021 (2021-07-26)
22:ß00ß
v
ROC vs.  Latvia

27 July 2021 (2021-07-27)
18:25
v
Latvia  vs.  Netherlands

Canoeing

Sprint

Latvia qualified a single boat (men's K-1 200 m) for the Games with a top-two finish at the 2021 European Canoe Sprint Qualification Regatta in Szeged, Hungary.[6]

Athlete Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Roberts Akmens Men's K-1 200 m

Qualification Legend: FA = Qualify to final (medal); FB = Qualify to final B (non-medal)

Cycling

Road

Latvia entered two riders to compete in the men's Olympic road race, by virtue of their top 32 national finish (for men) in the UCI World Ranking.[7]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Krists Neilands Men's road race
Toms Skujiņš Men's road race
Men's time trial

BMX

Latvia received two quota places (one per gender) for BMX at the Olympics by topping the field of nations vying for qualification in the men's race at the 2019 UCI BMX World Championships and by finishing among the top three nations for women in the UCI BMX Individual Ranking List of June 1, 2021.[8][9]

Athlete Event Seeding Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Points Rank Points Rank Result Rank
Helvijs Babris Men's race
Vineta Pētersone Women's race

Equestrian

Latvia entered one jumping rider into the Olympic competition by finishing in the top two, outside the group selection, of the individual FEI Olympic Rankings for Group C (Central and Eastern Europe), marking the country's debut in the sport.[10]

Jumping

Athlete Horse Event Qualification Final Total
Penalties Rank Penalties Rank Penalties Rank
Kristaps Neretnieks Valour Individual

Judo

Latvia qualified one judoka for the men's half-heavyweight category (100 kg) at the Games. Two-time Olympian Jevgeņijs Borodavko accepted a continental berth from the European zone as the nation's top-ranked judoka outside of direct qualifying position in the IJF World Ranking List of June 28, 2021.[11]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Jevgeņijs Borodavko Men's −100 kg

Karate

Latvia entered one karateka into the inaugural Olympic tournament. 2019 European Games champion Kalvis Kalniņš secured a place in the men's kumite 67-kg category, as the highest-ranked karateka vying for qualification from the European zone based on the WKD Olympic Rankings.[12]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Kalvis Kalniņš Men's –67 kg

Modern pentathlon

Latvia entered one modern pentathlete into the Olympic competition. Pāvels Švecovs finished last of the top eight modern pentathletes vying for qualification in the men's event based on the UIPM World Rankings of June 1, 2021.[13]

Athlete Event Fencing
(épée one touch)
Swimming
(200 m freestyle)
Riding
(show jumping)
Combined: shooting/running
(10 m air pistol)/(3200 m)
Total points Final rank
RR BR Rank MP points Time Rank MP points Penalties Rank MP points Time Rank MP Points
Pāvels Švecovs Men's

Shooting

Latvia granted an invitation from ISSF to send 2014 Youth Olympic bronze medalist Agate Rašmane (women's 25 m pistol) to the rescheduled Games as the highest-ranked shooter vying for qualification in the ISSF World Olympic Rankings of 6 June 2021.[14][15]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Agate Rašmane Women's 10 m air pistol
Women's 25 m pistol

Swimming

Latvia received a universality invitation from FINA to send two top-ranked swimmers (one per gender) in their respective individual events to the Olympics, based on the FINA Points System of June 28, 2021.[16]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Daniils Bobrovs Men's 200 m breaststroke
Ieva Maļuka Women's 100 m freestyle
Women's 200 m freestyle

Tennis

Latvia entered two tennis players into the Olympic tournament. Rio 2016 Olympian Jeļena Ostapenko (world no. 43) and rookie Anastasija Sevastova (world no. 57) qualified directly among the top 56 eligible players for the women's singles based on the WTA World Rankings of June 13, 2021.[17][18]

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Jeļena Ostapenko Women's singles  Vesnina (ROC)
Anastasija Sevastova  Ferro (FRA)
Jeļena Ostapenko
Anastasija Sevastova
Women's doubles N/A  Perez, Stosur (AUS)

Volleyball

Beach

Latvia men's and women's beach volleyball pairs qualified for the Games by advancing to the final match and securing an outright berth at the 2019 FIVB World Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Haiyang, China.[19][20]

Athlete Event Preliminary round Standing Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Mārtiņš Pļaviņš
Edgars Točs
Men's Pool B
 PerušičSchweiner (CZE)

 KrasilnikovStoyanovskiy (ROC)

 GaxiolaRubio (MEX)
Tīna Graudiņa
Anastasija Kravčenoka
Women's Pool D
 ClaesSponcil (USA)

 Ana PatríciaRebecca (BRA)

 MakokhaKhadambi (KEN)

Weightlifting

Latvia entered two weightlifters into the Olympic competition. 2018 junior world champion Ritvars Suharevs (men's 81 kg) and two-time Olympian Artūrs Plēsnieks (men's 109 kg) secured one of the top eight slots each in their respective weight divisions based on the IWF Absolute World Rankings.[21]

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Ritvars Suharevs Men's –81 kg
Artūrs Plēsnieks Men's –109 kg

Wrestling

Latvia qualified one wrestler for the women's freestyle 62 kg into the Olympic competition, by progressing to the top two finals at the 2021 European Qualification Tournament in Budapest, Hungary.[22]

Key:

  • VT (ranking points: 5–0 or 0–5) – Victory by fall.
  • VB (ranking points: 5–0 or 0–5) – Victory by injury (VF for forfeit, VA for withdrawal or disqualification)
  • PP (ranking points: 3–1 or 1–3) – Decision by points – the loser with technical points.
  • PO (ranking points: 3–0 or 0–3) – Decision by points – the loser without technical points.
  • ST (ranking points: 4–0 or 0–4) – Great superiority – the loser without technical points and a margin of victory of at least 8 (Greco-Roman) or 10 (freestyle) points.
  • SP (ranking points: 4–1 or 1–4) – Technical superiority – the loser with technical points and a margin of victory of at least 8 (Greco-Roman) or 10 (freestyle) points.
Women's freestyle
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Anastasija Grigorjeva −62 kg

References

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