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Haralds Silovs

Latvia

SportShort Track
NOCLatvia
Born07 Apr 1986 in Riga 
GenderMen
ResidenceRiga, LAT
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish, Latvian, Russian
Higher educationEconomics - Ventspils University: Latvia
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
European Championships
Event  
European Championships
    Overall 2 1    
Social Media
Social Media
haraldssilovs.com/  
www.facebook.com/Haralds-Silovs-177194732482936  
twitter.com/SilovsH  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sport"Out of passion and excitement for the sport as well as following in my brother's footsteps."  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating in 1996.  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesHe broke his ankle in 2005 and was out of action for six weeks. (Athlete, 26 Jan 2017)  
NicknamesHarry, Harris (kiaspeedskatingacademy.com, 15 Jan 2012)  
Most influential person in careerHis brother Helmuts. (Athlete, 26 Jan 2017)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Develop yourself. Give yourself directions in life and fulfil your goals. In short, evolve." (Athlete, 18 Nov 2012)  
Other informationVANCOUVER DASH
He competed in the 5000m speed skating event at the Richmond Oval at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, before crossing the city to compete in the 1500m short track event at the Pacific Coliseum later the same day. "For me, switching is not the hardest part. It's just the physical and mental preparation that's important." (haraldssilovs.com, 04 Feb 2014; morethanthegames.co.uk, 14 Feb 2010)
 
Other sportsHe competed in both short track and speed skating at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (morethanthegames.co.uk, 14 Feb 2010)  
Hero / IdolSlovakian cyclist Peter Sagan. (Athlete, 26 Jan 2017)  
HobbiesMountain biking, snowboarding, watching movies, reading, drawing. (NOC Media Guide, 2014; trek-team.lv, 25 Jan 2012)  
Famous relativesHis mother Signe was a figure skater and his father Edvins represented the Soviet Union in track cycling. (haraldssilovs.com, 04 Feb 2014)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning gold in the overall short track competition at the 2008 European Championships in Ventspils, Latvia. (Athlete, 26 Jan 2017)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2007/2008 European Championships Overall1  
    2010/2011 European Championships Overall1  
    2008/2009 European Championships Overall2  
    2009/2010 World Championships 500m6  
    2009/2010 World Championships 1500m9  
    2009/2010 World Championships 1000m10  
    2009/2010 World Championships Overall10  
    2010 Olympic Games 1500m10  
    2006/2007 European Championships Overall11  
    2008/2009 World Championships 1500m11  
    2004/2005 World Championships 1500m11  
    2005/2006 World Championships 1000m12  
    2006/2007 World Championships 1000m12  
    2010 Olympic Games 500m12  
    2006/2007 World Championships Overall13  
    2006/2007 World Championships 500m14  
    2008/2009 World Championships 1000m14  
    2007/2008 World Championships 1500m14  
    2010 Olympic Games 1000m14  
    2008/2009 World Championships Overall17  
    2004/2005 European Championships Overall18  
    2006/2007 World Championships 1500m18  
    2004/2005 World Championships 1000m19  
    2005/2006 World Championships 500m21  
    2005/2006 World Championships Overall22  
    2004/2005 World Championships Overall22  
    2007/2008 World Championships Overall22  
    2008/2009 World Championships 500m22  
    2007/2008 World Championships 1000m24  
    2005/2006 European Championships Overall25  
    2003/2004 World Championships 1500m30  
    2007/2008 World Championships 500m31  
    2005/2006 World Championships 1500m34  
    2003/2004 World Championships 500m34  
    2003/2004 World Championships 1000m37  
    2004/2005 World Championships 500m38  
    2002/2003 European Championships Overall40  
    2002/2003 World Championships 500m40  
    2003/2004 World Championships Overall41  
    2002/2003 World Championships 1500m42  
    2002/2003 World Championships 1000m43  
    2002/2003 World Championships Overall49  
    2002/2003 World Junior Championships Overall53  
    2001/2002 World Junior Championships Overall57  
    2000/2001 World Junior Championships Overall57  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2006/2007 World Cup Heerenveen 1000m3  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1500m13  
    2004/2005 World Cup Overall14  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1000m15  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1500m17  
    2007/2008 World Cup 1500m18  
    2010/2011 Dresden 500m18  
    2004/2005 World Cup 1500m19  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1000m20  
    2009/2010 World Cup 500m21  
    2007/2008 World Cup 1000m23  
    2005/2006 World Cup Overall24  
    2004/2005 World Cup 500m24  
    2004/2005 World Cup 1000m26  
    2005/2006 World Cup 500m28  
    2005/2006 World Cup 1500m29  
    2006/2007 World Cup 1500m29  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1500m30  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1000m31  
    2005/2006 World Cup 1000m42  
    2010/2011 World Cup 500m45  
    2006/2007 World Cup 1000m48