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Imants Marcinkēvičs

Imants Marcinkēvičs

Birth date - 20.02.1994.

Birth place - Valmiera

Municipality - Naukšēnu novads

Facebook - imants.maro

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Marital status - In relationship

Height - 173 cm

In luge sport since - 2009

First coach - Ingrīda Amantova

Motto - If you have a goal, go after it, don't give up.

Hobbies - In summer definitely to play ball, grill meat by the nature, go out to the countryside to my grandma Alla.

Achievements:

2018 - 49th FIL European Championships 8th place in mens doubles;

2017/2018 season World Cup Overall 20th place in mens doubles;

2016/2017 season World Cup Overall 23rd place in mens doubles; Nations Cup Overall 11th place in mens doubles;

2017 - World Championships 18th place in mens doubles, U23 3rd place in mens doubles;

2017 - European Championships 11th place in mens doubles.

- How did you get involved in luge sport?

I used to be a track and field athlete, but then I realized that I won't be developing there as much, as I'm not the biggest guy. Was watching luge on TV and decided to call Ingrīda Amantova and thats how I got involved with luge!

- Your coaches during your professional career:

Ingrīda Amantova;
Aivars Kalniņs;
Jānis Ozoliņš;
Vera Zozuļa;
Kaspars Dumpis.

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

We build the sled together with Kristens and of course coaches Sandris Bērziņš and Mārtiņš Rubenis. Every year I learn something new from the coaches.

- Your favorite ice track?

Calgary, Canada.

- What inspires you?

Mine and Kristens constant development.

- What is your motivation?

Definitely the good athletic achievements.

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

I wish them to not get afraid after their first time on the track, to work hard and go after their goals. 

 



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