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Roberto Pukitis

Latvia

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTLAT11612199401
NOCLatvia
Born16 Dec 1994 in Ventspils 
GenderMen
ResidenceHeerenveen, NED
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish, Latvian, Russian
Higher educationRigas Talmacibas: Latvia
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 41.233 15 Nov 2014 Montreal  
    1000m 1:23.871 06 Feb 2016 Dresden  
    1500m 2:11.492 20 Oct 2012 Calgary  
    3000m 5:08.441 19 Jan 2014 Dresden  
Social Media
Social Media
instagram.com/roberto_pukitis  
twitter.com/Robertopukitis  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sport"I watched the 2008 European Championships in Ventspils, and then I decided to try it myself."  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up the sport in 2008 in Ventspils, Latvia.  
Club / TeamSPARS: Ventspils, LAT  
Training RegimeHe has trained with the Netherlands team. "I train with them all the time. Back in Latvia, the skating is not so good and the coaches are not so good. There [Netherlands] I get to train with the big guys. It is good for me, and the coaches are very good."  
International Debut
International Debut
Year2012  
TournamentWorld Cup  
LocationDresden  
Competing forLatvia  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"Fight until the end." (Athlete, 22 Nov 2013)  
Most influential person in careerHis father. (Athlete, 22 Nov 2013)  
Hero / IdolUS boxer Muhammad Ali, Austrian actor-turned-politician Arnold Schwarzenegger. (Athlete, 09 Dec 2012)  
AmbitionsTo win a medal at an Olympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 09 Dec 2012)  
HobbiesMovies, ice hockey. (NOC Media Guide, 2014)  
Memorable sporting achievementFinishing eighth in the 500m at the 2011 European Championships in Heerenveen, Netherlands. (Athlete, 22 Nov 2013)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2014/2015 World Championships 1000m7  
    2013/2014 European Championships Overall8  
    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 1000m18  
    2010/2011 Dresden 1500m31  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m32  
    2010/2011 Dresden 500m33  
    2012/2013 World Cup 500m41  
    2013/2014 World Cup 500m42  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m45  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m46  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1500m48  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m52  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m56  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m62  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1000m82  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1500m87  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1500m94  
    2010/2011 World Cup 500m102  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m110