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Zigismunds Sirmais

Zigismunds Sirmais
Personal information
NationalityLatvian
Born (1992-05-06) May 6, 1992 (age 32)
Rīga, Latvia
Height1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight90 kg (198 lb)
Sport
Country Latvia
SportTrack and field
EventJavelin throw
Coached byLina Muze
Achievements and titles
Personal bestJavelin throw: 86.66 m (2016)
Medal record
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2016 Amsterdam Javelin throw
European Cup Winter Throwing
Gold medal – first place 2014 Leiria Javelin throw

Zigismunds Sirmais (born May 6, 1992 in Riga) is a Latvian javelin thrower. Sirmais achieved his best result of 86.66 while winning the 2016 European Athletics Championships. He previously threw the world junior record of 84.69 m on June 22, 2011 in Bauska, Latvia.[1] He is competing for the club Arkādija under coach Valentīna Eiduka.

Seasonal bests by year

  • 2009 – 65.03
  • 2010 – 82.27
  • 2011 – 84.69
  • 2012 – 84.06
  • 2013 – 82.77
  • 2014 – 86.61
  • 2015 – 79.37
  • 2016 – 86.66

Achievements

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Latvia
2010 World Junior Championships Moncton, Canada 7th 73.38 m
2011 European Junior Championships Tallinn, Estonia 1st 81.53 CR
2013 European U23 Championships Tampere, Finland 1st 82.77 m
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 1st 86.66 m PB
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 14th (q) 80.65 m

References

  1. ^ Kārlis Evertovskis (June 22, 2011). "Sirmajam jauns pasaules junioru rekords – 84.69, Vasiļevskim – 87 metri". sportacentrs.com. Retrieved June 25, 2011. (in Latvian)


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