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Andris Šics

Andris Šics

Birth date - 12.05.1985.

Birth place - Sigulda

Municipality - Siguldas novads

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Marital status - Married

Height - 180 cm

In luge sport since - 1993

First coach - Eva Hofmane

Motto - Live a lifetime, learn a lifetime

Hobbies - Active rest with the family

Profession - Luge athlete

Olympic experience:

XXIII Winter Olympic Games PyeongChang, South Korea 6th place in mens doubles, 6th place in Team Relay.

XXII Winter Olympic Games Sochi, Russia 3rd place in mens doubles, 3rd place in Team Relay.

XXI Winter Olympic Games Vancouver, Canada 2nd place in mens doubles.

XX Winter Olympic Games Turino, Italy 7th place in in mens doubles.

Achievements:

2018, 49th FIL European Championships 2nd place in mens doubles, 3rd place in Team Relay;

2017/2018 season World Cup Overall 4th place in mens doubles;

2016/2017 season World Cup Overall 8th place in mens doubles, 2nd place in Team Relay;

2017 - World Championships 13th place in mens doubles, 7th place in Sprint Cup;

2017 - European Championships 5th place in mens doubles, 3rd place in Team Relay;

2016 - World Championships 5th place in mens doubles, 4th place in Sprint Cup, 2nd place in Team Relay;

2014/2015 season World Cup Overall 3rd place in mens doubles;

2015 - European Championships 3rd place in mens doubles, 3rd place in Team Relay;

2015 - World Championships 6th place in mens doubles, 7th place in Team Relay;

2013/2014 season World Cup Overall 9th place in mens doubles;

2014 - European Championships 5th place in mens doubles, 2nd place in Team Relay;

2012/2013 season World Cup Overall 6th place in mens doubles;

2013 - World Championships 6th place in mens doubles, 3rd place in Team Relay;

2011/2012 season World Cup Overall 16th place in mens doubles;

2012 - World Championships 9th place in mens doubles, 7th place in Team Relay;

2012 - European Championships 7th place in mens doubles, 6th place in Team Relay;

2010/2011 season World Cup Overall 7th place in mens doubles;

2011 - World Championships 3rd place in mens doubles;

2009/2010 season World Cup Overall 7th place in mens doubles;

2008/2009 season World Cup Overall 9th place in mens doubles;

2010 - European Championships 4th place in mens doubles, 1st place in Team Relay;

2009 - World Championships 19th place in mens doubles, 3rd place in Team Relay;

2008 - World Championships 18th place in mens doubles, 3rd place in Team Relay;

2008 - European Championships 7th place in mens doubles, 1st place in Team Relay;

2006/2007 season World Cup Overall 8th place in mens doubles;

2007/2008 season World Cup Overall 12th place in mens doubles;

2007 - World Championships 10th place in mens doubles, 6th place in Team Relay;

2005/2006 season World Cup Overall 9th place in mens doubles;

2006 - European Championships 5th place in mens doubles, 3rd place in Team Relay;

2005 - World Championships 10th place in mens doubles, 10th place in Team Relay;

2004 - World Championships 10th place in mens doubles, 6th place in Team Relay;

2004 - Junior World Championships 21st place in mens singles, 14th place in mens doubles, 6th place in Team Relay; 

2004 - European Championships 10th place in mens singles, 6th place in Team Relay;

2003 - season World Cup Overall 22nd place in mens doubles;

2003 - Junior World Championships 8th place in mens doubles;

2002 - Youth World Championships 9th place in mens doubles.

 

- How did you get involved in luge sport?

Thanks to my brother.

- Your coaches during your professional career:

Jānis Liepa.

- Sled construction: do you build them yourself? Who taught you to build them?

I build sleds together with my brother coach Liepa and with an invisible part of the iceberg that is very large.

- Your favorite ice track?

All of the artificial ice traks.

- What inspires you?

My family who always supports me and handles all of the house work during the season, that I should take care of.

- Your favorite place on Earth?

Koenigssee, Germany

- What is your motivation?

To reach even higher goals that I have set. 

- What do you wish to new luge athletes and youth in general?

Don't give up when encountering first problems, or experiencing first failures. On the contrary, beat them and become stronger and wiser, than ever before. Of course, dream big, because dreams do come true.

 

 



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