Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
English, Latvian, Russian
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began Para athletics in 2015 in Riga, Latvia.
Why this sport?
"I have always been an active person and I enjoyed athletics."
Name of coach
Inara Aperane, LAT, from 2017
Swimming, table tennis, watching videos on YouTube. (Athlete, 24 Mar 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2019 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Athlete, 24 Mar 2021)
Most influential person in career
Coach Inara Aperane. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Latvian skeleton racer Martins Dukurs. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
He has competed in arm wrestling at international level, and represented Latvia at the 2012 European Championships in Gdansk, Poland. (diena.lv, 23 May 2012)
His impairment is the result of a traumatic brain injury. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)