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Inārs Kivlenieks

Inārs Kivlenieks

Birth date - 04.07.1986.

Birth place - Rīga

Municipality - Siguldas novads

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Marital status - In relationship

Height - 183 cm

In luge sport since - 1998

First coach - Indra Stiglica

Motto - You will achieve as much as you deserve, therefore, do everything 100%

Hobbies - Follow athletics, always think how to improve my opportunities to fight for better achievements and medals

Profession - Athlete

Olympic experience:

XXIII Winter Olympic Games PyeongChang, South Korea 20th place in mens singles

XXII Winter Olympic Games Sochi, Russia 16th place in mens singles

XXI Winter Olympic Games Vancouver, Canada 18th place in mens singles

Achievements:

2018, 49th FIL European Championships 4th place in singles, 3rd place in Team Relay.

2017/2018 season World Cup Overall 20th place in singles, Team Relay Overall 4th place;

2016/2017 season World Cup Overall 12th place in singles, Team Relay Overall 2nd place;

2017 - World Championships 16th place in singles; 7th place in Team Relay;

2017 - European Championships 20th place;

2016 - World Championships DNF in singles, 2nd place in Team Relay, 14th place in Sprint;

2016 - European Championships 11th place;

2014/2015 season World Cup Overall 15th place in singles;

2015 - European Championships 5th place in singles, 3rd place in Team Relay;

2015 - World Championships 12th place in singles, 7th place in Team Relay;

2013/2014 season World Cup Overall 17th place in singles

2014 - European Championships 13th place in singles;

2012/2013 season World Cup Overall 15th place in singles

2013 - World Championships 9th place in singles, 3rd place in Team Relay; 

2013 - European Championships 7th place in singles, 4th place in Team Relay; 

2011/2012 season World Cup Overall 18th place in singles;

2012 - World Championships 16th place in singles, 7th place in Team Relay; 

2010/2011 season World Cup Overall 23rd place in singles;

2011 - World Championships 21st place in singles;

2009/2010 season World Cup Overall 28th place in singles;

2010 - European Championships 11th place in singles;

2008/2009 season World Cup Overall 20th place in singles;

2009 - World Championships 33rd place in singles;

2007/2008 season World Cup Overall 23rd place in singles;

2008 - World Championships 28th place in singles;

2008 - European Championships 13th place in singles;

2006/2007 season World Cup Overall 25th place in singles;

2005/2006 season Junior World Cup Overall 12th place in singles, 11th place in doubles; 

2006 - Junior World Championships 32nd place in singles, 4th place in doubles, 5th place in Team Relay;  

2006 - European Championships 20th place in doubles;

2005 - Junior World Championships 15th place in singles, 14th place in doubles, 10th place in Team Relay.

 

- How did you get involved in luge sport?

Mihails Arhipovs posted a note on a board at school, that new luge athletes are being searched. So I went to try it. 

- Your coaches during your professional career:

Indra Stiglica;
Eva Hofmane;
Didzis Lapiņš;
Lāsma Lapiņa;
Jānis Ozoliņš;
Aivars Kalniņš;
Sandris Bērziņš;
Jānis Liepa;
Pēteris Cīmanis;
Kaspars Dumpis;
Mihails Arhipovs.

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

A lot of sled I have built myself, but now I will let coaches and mechanics to get involved more, in order for me to focus more on sliding and training. Many advices and knowledges I have learned from coaches and foreign friends. 

- Your favorite ice track?

Sigulda.

- What inspires you?

Goals that I really want to achieve inspire me and make me go forward.

- Your favorite place on Earth?

Latvia.

- What is your motivation?

Goals that I haven't reached.

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

FIght and never give up when you encounter first issues. 

 



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