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Endijs Vigants

Latvia

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTLAT12811199601
NOCLatvia
Born28 Nov 1996 in Jelgava 
GenderMen
ResidenceJelgava, LAT
OccupationAthlete, Coach
LanguagesEnglish, Latvian, Russian
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 44.385 01 Feb 2019 Dresden  
    1000m 1:29.705 10 Nov 2019 Montreal  
    1500m 2:23.288 06 Nov 2014 Bormio  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/endijs.vigants  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating in 2010 in Ozolnieki, Latvia.  
Club / TeamSK Zemgale: Jelgava, LAT  
Name of coachEvita Krievane [personal], LAT, from 2010  
Reason for choosing this sportHe was inspired to try the sport after watching fellow Latvian speed skater and short track skater Haralds Silovs compete at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerCoach Evita Krievane. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)  
Hero / IdolUS basketball player Kobe Bryant, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, US speed skater Shani Davis, US short track skater Apolo Anton Ohno, Latvian speed skater and short track skater Haralds Silovs. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)  
Awards and honoursHe was flag bearer for Latvia at the opening ceremony of the 2019 Winter World University Games in Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation. (jelgava.lv, 22 Feb 2019)  
InjuriesHe sustained a cut to his foot due to contact with another skater during the 1500m heats at the 2021 World Cup event in Beijing, People's Republic of China. He was unable to continue the race and did not compete at the following week's World Cup event in Nagoya, Japan. (Instagram profile, 31 Oct 2021; jelgava.lv, 26 Oct 2021)

He sustained an ankle injury in 2017 that kept him out of action for four months. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)
 
Memorable sporting achievementPlacing seventh in the 5000m relay at the 2019 European Championships in Dordrecht, Netherlands. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2021)  
HobbiesVisiting new places, cycling, inline skating. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2021)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2021)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Fake it until you make it!" (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2018/2019 European Championships 5000m Relay7  
    2020/2021 European Championships 5000m Relay7  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay12  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2018/2019 Dresden 5000m Relay11  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 5000m Relay13  
    2019/2020 Dresden 5000m Relay17  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 1000m31  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 500m37  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m40  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 500m42  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1500m48  
    2018/2019 Dresden 500m50  
    2019/2020 Dresden 500m50  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m51  
    2019/2020 World Cup 500m89  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1000m91  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1500m91  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1000m128  
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m130