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Karlis Kruzbergs


SportShort Track
Born26 Nov 1998 in Ventspils 
ResidenceVentspils, LAT
OccupationAthlete, Student
LanguagesEnglish, Latvian, Russian
Higher educationCoaching - Latvian Academy of Sport Education: Riga, LAT
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 42.624 02 Sep 2017 Courmayeur  
    1000m 1:25.857 06 Oct 2017 Dordrecht  
    1500m 2:13.148 12 Jan 2019 Dordrecht  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamSPARS: Ventspils, LAT  
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementWinning bronze in the mixed 3000m relay at the 2016 Youth Olympic Winter Games in Lillehammer, Norway. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)  
Famous relativesHis younger brother Roberts has also competed in short track skating. (, 30 Sep 2017)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportA coach, who was a friend of his family, got him involved in short track.  
Name of coachJekabs Saulitis, LAT, from 2019  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up short track in 2007 in Ventspils, Latvia.  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesPlaying video games, watching movies. (Athlete, 18 Jan 2021)  
AmbitionsTo win a medal at the Olympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 18 Jan 2021)  
Social Media
Social Media  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"Only hard work can bring results." (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)  
Hero / IdolRussian short track skater Victor An. (Athlete, 18 Jan 2021)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2018/2019 European Championships 5000m Relay7  
    2017/2018 European Championships 5000m Relay7  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay12  
    2018/2019 European Championships 500m15  
    2013/2014 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay17  
    2018/2019 European Championships Overall19  
    2016/2017 World Junior Championships Overall22  
    2018/2019 European Championships 1000m23  
    2018/2019 European Championships 1500m29  
    2014/2015 European Championships Overall34  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships Overall35  
    2017/2018 World Junior Championships Overall50  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2018/2019 Dresden 5000m Relay11  
    2016/2017 Dresden 5000m Relay12  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 5000m Relay13  
    2019/2020 Dresden 5000m Relay17  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 1500m30  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1500m32  
    2018/2019 Almaty 500m37  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m39  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1500m40  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 500m41  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1000m48  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1000m50  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m54  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 500m63  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1500m72  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1500m79  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1500m79  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 500m86  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 500m118  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1500m126  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1000m134  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1000m155