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Kristers Aparjods

Kristers Aparjods

Birth date - 24.02.1998.

Birth place - Sigulda

Municipality - Saulkrastu novads

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Marital status - In relationship

Height - 195 cm

In luge sport since - 2006. gada

First coach - Aiva Aparjode

Motto - Go through life with a smile, because it beats hate

Hobbies - Fishing, mushroom picking, be by the nature and in sync with it.

Olympic experience:

XXIII Winter Olympic Games PyeongChang, South Korea 11th place in mens singles, 6th place in Team Relay;

2016 - Youth Olympic Games 1st place in singles, 5th place in Team Relay.

Achievements:

2018 - 49th FIL European Championships 8th place in singles; 

2017/2018 season World Cup Overall 15th place in singles, 4th place Team Relay Overall;

2016/2017 season Junior World Cup Overall 11th place in singles, World Cup Overall in general class 29th place;

2017 - Junior World Championships 1st place in singles, 4th place in Team Relay;

2017 - Junior European Championships 2nd place in singles, 3rd place in Team Relay;

2015/2016 season Junior World Cup Overall 2nd place;

2016 Youth Winter Olympic games 1st place in singles, 5th place in Team Relay;

2016 - Junior World Championships 2nd place in singles;

2016 - Junior European Championships 3rd place in singles, 4th place in Team Relay;

2014/2015 season Junior World Cup Overall 16th place

2015 - World Championships U-23 8th place in singles;

2015 - World Championships 25th place in singles; 

2015 - Junior European Championships 22nd place in singles, 2nd place in Team Relay;

2015 - Junior World Championships 20th place in singles, 1st place in Team Relay;

2014/2013 season Youth World Cup Overall 1st place;

2014 - Junior World Championships 18th place in singles;

 

- How did you get involved in luge sport?

Thanks to my mom, because she a former luge athlete.

- Your coaches during your professional career:

Jānis Ozoliņš;
Vera Zozuļa;
Aivars Kalniņš;
Zintis Šaicāns;
Kaspars Dumpis;
Sandris Bērziņš;
Mārtiņš Rubenis;
Aiva Aparjode.


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

My sled is built by Mārtiņš Rubenis, but I also take part in it, because Mārtiņš and mechanic Sandris Bērziņš have taught me lot.

- Your favorite ice track?

I like them all.

- What inspires you?

Accomplish productive work is what inspires me. 

- Your favorite place on Earth?

Latvia.

- What is your motivation?

My motivation is the fight with my self and beating it. 

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

I wish them to set their goals and go after them. Don't be afraid to dream and to clearly know what they want to achieve in life. 

 



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