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Jekabs Saulitis

Latvia

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTLAT10412199001
NOCLatvia
Born04 Dec 1990 in Sigulda 
GenderMen
FamilyPartner Anna Bernsteine
ResidenceVentspils, LAT
OccupationCoach
LanguagesEnglish, Latvian, Russian
Higher educationCoaching - Latvia Sports University [LSPA]: Latvia
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 42.163 28 Jan 2012 Mladá Boleslav  
    1000m 1:26.316 24 Jan 2010 Dresden  
    1500m 2:16.395 22 Jan 2010 Dresden  
    3000m 4:53.891 14 Nov 2010  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/jsaulitis  
twitter.com/JekabSaulitis  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportPreviously an ice hockey player, he switched to short track after his mother read an article about the sport in the newspaper. He got some skates for his birthday, tried it out and liked it. "It is super cool and crazy fast. It reminded me of NASCAR. Also, after I saw Latvian speed skaters Evita Krievane and Haralds Silovs in training I thought it looked cool."  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up short track in 2001 in Ventspils, Latvia.  
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementCompeting at the 2017 World Cup event in Dresden, Germany. (Athlete, 05 Feb 2020)  
Most influential person in careerHis mother. (Athlete, 05 Feb 2020)  
NicknamesJepis (livukrasts.lv, 25 Jan 2012)  
Other informationCOACHING
He has served as coach of the Ventspils Spars short track team in Latvia, as well as team leader and coach of the Latvian national short track team. (Athlete, 05 Feb 2020; LinkedIn profile, 01 Jan 2020; skatelatvia.lv, 27 Nov 2019)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
He works as a social media manager for businesses in the Zasulauks neighbourhood of Riga, Latvia. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Jan 2020)
 
InjuriesHe suffered a concussion in 2013. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2013)

He has sustained a back injury during his career. (Athlete, 05 Feb 2020)
 
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2007/2008 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay14  
    2008/2009 European Championships Overall16  
    2011/2012 World Championships 1500m18  
    2010/2011 European Championships Overall21  
    2007/2008 World Junior Championships Overall22  
    2010/2011 World Championships 1000m23  
    2011/2012 World Championships Overall23  
    2009/2010 World Junior Championships Overall24  
    2009/2010 European Championships Overall25  
    2011/2012 World Championships 500m25  
    2008/2009 World Junior Championships Overall26  
    2007/2008 European Championships Overall27  
    2010/2011 World Championships Overall27  
    2011/2012 European Championships Overall29  
    2011/2012 World Championships 1000m31  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1000m31  
    2013/2014 European Championships Overall31  
    2010/2011 World Championships 500m33  
    2006/2007 World Championships 500m35  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1000m36  
    2010/2011 World Championships 1500m37  
    2013/2014 World Championships 500m37  
    2008/2009 World Championships 500m39  
    2013/2014 World Championships Overall40  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1500m40  
    2012/2013 World Championships 500m41  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1500m41  
    2012/2013 World Championships Overall41  
    2006/2007 World Championships 1000m46  
    2006/2007 World Championships Overall48  
    2006/2007 World Championships 1500m49  
    2008/2009 World Championships 1500m53  
    2006/2007 World Junior Championships Overall53  
    2008/2009 World Championships Overall56  
    2005/2006 World Junior Championships Overall68  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2016/2017 Dresden 5000m Relay12  
    2010/2011 Dresden 500m13  
    2019/2020 Dresden 5000m Relay17  
    2008/2009 Dresden 500m20  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1000m33  
    2010/2011 Dresden 500m34  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m36  
    2016/2017 Dresden 500m43  
    2011/2012 World Cup 500m44  
    2010/2011 World Cup 500m47  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1000m49  
    2008/2009 World Cup 500m52  
    2013/2014 World Cup 500m63  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1000m64  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1500m66  
    2012/2013 World Cup 500m69  
    2009/2010 World Cup 500m69  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m77  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m79  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1500m80  
    2007/2008 World Cup 500m84  
    2007/2008 World Cup 1500m87  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1000m89  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1000m89  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m116  
    2019/2020 World Cup 500m126  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m132