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Roberto Pukitis


SportShort Track
Born16 Dec 1994 in Ventspils 
ResidenceVentspils, LAT
LanguagesEnglish, Latvian, Russian
OccupationAthlete, Student
Higher educationCoaching, Management - Latvian Academy of Sport Education: Riga, LAT
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 40.852 13 Jan 2018 Dresden  
    1000m 1:23.871 06 Feb 2016 Dresden  
    1500m 2:11.165 10 Feb 2018 Gangneung  
    3000m 5:08.441 19 Jan 2014 Dresden  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
European Championships
European Championships
    1000m     1  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamSPARS: Ventspils, LAT  
Reason for choosing this sport"I watched the 2008 European Championships in Ventspils, and then I decided to try it myself."  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHis father. (Athlete, 22 Nov 2013)  
Hero / IdolUS boxer Muhammad Ali. (Athlete, 09 Dec 2012)  
AmbitionsTo compete in the final of the 1000m or 1500m at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 18 Oct 2017)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up the sport in 2008 in Ventspils, Latvia.  
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementFinishing seventh in the 1000m at the 2015 World Championships in Moscow, Russian Federation. (Athlete, 18 Oct 2017)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Fight until the end." (Athlete, 18 Oct 2017)  
Social Media
Social Media  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesWatching movies, ice hockey. (Athlete, 18 Oct 2017)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachKenan Gouadec [personal], CAN  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2017/2018 European Championships 1000m3  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1000m7  
    2017/2018 European Championships Overall7  
    2017/2018 European Championships 500m7  
    2017/2018 European Championships 1500m7  
    2013/2014 European Championships Overall8  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m11  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m11  
    2014/2015 World Championships Overall13  
    2015/2016 World Championships 500m15  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m15  
    2012/2013 European Championships Overall16  
    2013/2014 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay17  
    2012/2013 World Junior Championships Overall17  
    2013/2014 World Junior Championships Overall17  
    2015/2016 World Championships Overall17  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1500m18  
    2014/2015 World Championships 500m19  
    2011/2012 World Junior Championships Overall21  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1500m21  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1000m21  
    2011/2012 European Championships Overall27  
    2014/2015 European Championships Overall28  
    2012/2013 World Championships Overall37  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1000m42  
    2010/2011 World Junior Championships Overall47  
    2012/2013 World Championships 500m47  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1000m9  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1000m10  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m11  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1000m12  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1000m14  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1000m18  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1000m21  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m30  
    2010/2011 Dresden 1500m31  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m32  
    2010/2011 Dresden 500m33  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 500m41  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 500m42  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 500m45  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1500m45  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 1000m46  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 1500m48  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 1500m52  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1500m52  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1000m56  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1500m57  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 500m62  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 1000m82  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 1500m87  
    2010/2011 World Cup Classification 1500m94  
    2010/2011 World Cup Classification 500m102  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1500m110