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Roberts Kruzbergs


SportShort Track
Born18 Apr 2001 in Ventspils 
LanguagesEnglish, Latvian
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 40.391 28 Oct 2023 Montreal  
    1000m 1:23.060 04 Feb 2023 Dresden  
    1500m 2:10.999 09 Feb 2022 Beijing  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamVentspils Olympic: Latvia  
General Interest
General Interest
Famous relativesHis older brother Karlis has represented Latvia in short track. He competed at the 2020 World Cup event in Dresden, Germany. (SportsDeskOnline, 09 Nov 2021;, 30 Sep 2017)  
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.  
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General Interest
Hero / IdolLatvian short track skater Jekabs Saulitis. (Athlete, 01 Feb 2017)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He got involved in short track in 2006 in Ventspils, Latvia.  
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General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"Stay calm and skate." (Athlete, 01 Feb 2017)  
Social Media
Social Media  
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General Interest
Most influential person in careerHis family, his brother Karlis, and coach Stuart Horsepool. (, 04 Feb 2022)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
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.  
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General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementWinning the 1000m at the 2022 World Cup event in Montreal, QC, Canada. (, 29 Oct 2022)  
MilestonesHe became the first short track skater representing Latvia to finish on top of the podium at a World Cup event when he was victorious in the 1000m in 2022 in Montreal, QC, Canada. (SportsDeskOnline, 04 Nov 2022)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2023/2024 European Championships 1500m4  
    2021/2022 World Championships 1000m5  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 1500m5  
    2023/2024 European Championships 500m6  
    2021/2022 World Championships Overall7  
    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  
    2022/2023 World Championships 1000m10  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 1000m10  
    2022/2023 European Championships 1000m12  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay12  
    2019/2020 European Championships Overall12  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1000m13  
    2022/2023 World Championships 500m14  
    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  
    2022/2023 European Championships 500m17  
    2023/2024 European Championships 1000m17  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 1000m17  
    2020/2021 European Championships 1500m17  
    2017/2018 World Junior Championships Overall19  
    2023/2024 World Championships 500m20  
    2022 Olympic Games 1000m20  
    2021/2022 World Championships 1500m20  
    2018/2019 European Championships 1000m21  
    2022/2023 European Championships 1500m22  
    2022/2023 World Championships 1500m22  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 500m23  
    2020/2021 European Championships Overall24  
    2023/2024 World Championships 1500m25  
    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  
    2021/2022 World Championships 500m44  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships Overall87  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2022/2023 Montreal, QC 1000m1  
    2022/2023 Dresden 1000m2  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1000m3  
    2022/2023 Dordrecht 1000m3  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1000m3  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 1000m7  
    2023/2024 Dresden 1000m7  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification Overall8  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 500m10  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 500m11  
    2018/2019 Dresden 5000m Relay11  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1000m11  
    2016/2017 Dresden 5000m Relay12  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 5000m Relay13  
    2023/2024 Dresden 1000m14  
    2019/2020 Dresden 5000m Relay17  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m18  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 1000m18  
    2022/2023 Almaty 500m18  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 1500m18  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification Overall19  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1500m19  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 500m22  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 500m24  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1500m24  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1000m26  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m28  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 500m29  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m32  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1500m33  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1000m35  
    2022/2023 Dresden 500m36  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1000m36  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 500m38  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1500m40  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m41  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1500m43  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1500m59  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 500m84  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1500m87  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1500m88  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1000m109  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 500m118