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Reinis Berzins


SportShort Track
Born10 Jul 2001 in Riga 
ResidenceOzolnieki, LAT
LanguagesEnglish, Latvian
Higher educationBusiness Administration - Riga International School of Economics and Business Administration: Latvia
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 40.124 08 Dec 2023 Beijing  
    1000m 1:21.891 13 Oct 2018 Heerenveen  
    1500m 2:12.219 05 Nov 2022 Salt Lake City, UT  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
European Championships
European Championships
    500m     1  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamSK Zemgale: Jelgava, LAT  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerCoach Evita Krievane. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2017)  
Hero / IdolRussian short track skater Victor An. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2017)  
AmbitionsTo win medals at the Olympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 07 Dec 2021)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up the sport in 2010 in Ozolnieki, Latvia. "When I was around 10 or 11 years old, I went to my first Danubia Series [competing as a junior international]. I got some bad quality blades but at least I got a feeling for what short track is, so I just continued without a really big goal."  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachEvita Krievane [club]  
Reason for choosing this sportHe was initially interested in playing ice hockey. He began training on the ice with figure skaters but almost quit when his local rink failed to start an ice hockey team. He was encouraged to return the following week, when he met short track coach and Latvian international Evita Krievane. "We started with two training sessions a week, one ice session with ice hockey skates and one physical [session]. Evita took me one summer, when I was 12, to Salt Lake City in the United States to train for two months while she was trying to prepare for the 2014 Olympic Games. I was able to join the club at the Utah Oval. I was the youngest and weakest guy there but I improved a lot during that period."  
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementCompeting in the 1500m A final at the 2021 World Championships in Dordrecht, Netherlands. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2021)  
HobbiesVolleyball. (Athlete, 07 Dec 2021)  
Superstitions / Rituals / BeliefsHe goes to sleep at least one hour earlier than usual the night before a competition. He also uses breathing exercises before races to reduce stress and help him focus. (, 04 Feb 2022)  
Awards and honoursHe was named Athlete of the Year in Olympic Sports at the Sports Laureats 2022 event in Jelgava, Latvia. (, 23 Dec 2022)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2022/2023 European Championships 500m3  
    2018/2019 European Championships 5000m Relay7  
    2017/2018 European Championships 5000m Relay7  
    2020/2021 European Championships 5000m Relay7  
    2020/2021 World Championships 1500m8  
    2022/2023 World Championships 1000m11  
    2022/2023 European Championships 1500m13  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 1500m13  
    2019/2020 European Championships 500m13  
    2021/2022 World Championships 1500m14  
    2022 Olympic Games 1500m15  
    2021/2022 World Championships 500m16  
    2021/2022 World Championships Overall18  
    2021/2022 World Championships 1000m18  
    2022/2023 World Championships 500m19  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 1000m19  
    2018/2019 European Championships 500m19  
    2019/2020 European Championships Overall19  
    2019/2020 European Championships 1000m21  
    2018/2019 European Championships 1000m25  
    2020/2021 World Championships 1000m25  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 1000m25  
    2020/2021 World Championships Overall25  
    2020/2021 European Championships 1000m25  
    2018/2019 European Championships Overall27  
    2019/2020 World Junior Championships 500m28  
    2019/2020 European Championships 1500m28  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1000m31  
    2022/2023 World Championships 1500m33  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1500m34  
    2018/2019 European Championships 1500m36  
    2023/2024 European Championships 1000m37  
    2017/2018 World Junior Championships Overall38  
    2018/2019 World Championships Overall40  
    2023/2024 European Championships 1500m15  
    2023/2024 European Championships 500m41  
    2018/2019 World Championships 500m43  
    2020/2021 European Championships Overall43  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 1500m44  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2023/2024 Montreal, QC 1500m3  
    2022/2023 Dresden 1500m3  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m3  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1500m4  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 500m7  
    2022/2023 Dresden 1500m10  
    2018/2019 Dresden 5000m Relay11  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1500m12  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification Overall13  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 5000m Relay13  
    2022/2023 Almaty 500m18  
    2022/2023 Almaty 500m18  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1500m19  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 500m23  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m24  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 500m26  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 1000m26  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1500m28  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m28  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1000m31  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 500m40  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 500m41  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 500m44  
    2018/2019 Dresden 500m46  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1000m52  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1000m76  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1500m86  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1000m86  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 500m87  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 500m110