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Roberts Kruzbergs

Latvia

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTLAT11804200101
NOCLatvia
Born18 Apr 2001 in Ventspils 
GenderMen
ResidenceVentspils, LAT
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish, Latvian
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 40.43 11 Feb 2022 Beijing  
    1000m 1:23.979 05 Feb 2022 Beijing  
    1500m 2:10.999 09 Feb 2022 Beijing  
Social Media
Social Media
instagram.com/roberts_kruzbergs/  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHe and his brother were encouraged to take up the sport by a short track coach.  
Club / TeamVentspils High-Class Athlete Training Centre [LAT] / Sporta Skola Spars [LAT]:  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up short track in 2006 in Ventspils, Latvia.  
Training RegimeHe trains six hours a day, six days a week. Three days include two sessions on the ice, and on the other three days he has one session on the ice and one session off the ice.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHis family, his brother Karlis, and coach Stuart Horsepool. (olympics.com, 04 Feb 2022)  
Famous relativesHis older brother Karlis has also represented Latvia in short track. He competed at the 2020 World Cup event in Dresden, Germany. (SportsDeskOnline, 09 Nov 2021; sportacentrs.com, 30 Sep 2017)  
Hero / IdolLatvian short track skater Jekabs Saulitis. (Athlete, 01 Feb 2017)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Stay calm and skate." (Athlete, 01 Feb 2017)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 1500m5  
    2021/2022 World Championships 1000m5  
    2018/2019 European Championships 5000m Relay7  
    2020/2021 European Championships 5000m Relay7  
    2019/2020 European Championships 1000m8  
    2022 Olympic Games 500m9  
    2020/2021 European Championships 1000m9  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 1000m10  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay12  
    2019/2020 European Championships Overall12  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1000m13  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 1500m15  
    2020/2021 World Championships 1000m15  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 500m16  
    2019/2020 European Championships 500m16  
    2019/2020 European Championships 1500m16  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 1000m17  
    2020/2021 European Championships 1500m17  
    2017/2018 World Junior Championships Overall19  
    2022 Olympic Games 1000m20  
    2018/2019 European Championships 1000m21  
    2021/2022 World Championships 1500m21  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 500m23  
    2020/2021 European Championships Overall24  
    2022 Olympic Games 1500m26  
    2018/2019 World Championships Overall27  
    2018/2019 European Championships Overall30  
    2018/2019 European Championships 1500m30  
    2020/2021 World Championships Overall34  
    2020/2021 World Championships 500m35  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1500m36  
    2018/2019 World Championships 500m37  
    2016/2017 World Junior Championships Overall42  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships Overall87  
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 1500m18  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m24  
    2021/2022 World Cup 1000m26  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m28  
    2021/2022 World Cup 500m29  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m32  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1500m33  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1000m35  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1000m36  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 500m38  
    2021/2022 World Cup 1500m40  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m41  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1500m43  
    2019/2020 World Cup 500m84  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m87  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1500m88  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1000m109  
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m118