Mārtiņš Rubenis

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 2
Total 2
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameMārtiņš•Rubenis
Used nameMārtiņš•Rubenis
Born26 September 1978 in Rīga (LAT)
Measurements184 cm / 90 kg
NOC Latvia

Biography

With his bronze medal at the 2006 Olympics, Mārtiņš Rubenis became Latvia’s first Winter Olympic medallist, although several bobsledders had medalled while the country formed part of the Soviet Union. Rubenis débuted at the Olympics in 1998, the year in which he became World Junior Champion. His breakthrough to the top came in 2003, when he placed second at the World Championships, and also won a silver medal with the Latvian team. He again medalled the next year (bronze), but has since rarely made the podium. At the European Luge Championships, however, he did win medals in the team competition, becoming champion in 2008 and winning bronze in 2006.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1998 Winter Olympics Luge LAT Mārtiņš Rubenis
Singles, Men (Olympic) 14
2002 Winter Olympics Luge LAT Mārtiņš Rubenis
Singles, Men (Olympic) DNF
2006 Winter Olympics Luge LAT Mārtiņš Rubenis
Singles, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
2010 Winter Olympics Luge LAT Mārtiņš Rubenis
Singles, Men (Olympic) 11
2014 Winter Olympics Luge LAT Mārtiņš Rubenis
Singles, Men (Olympic) 10
Team Relay, Mixed (Olympic) Latvia 3 Bronze

Special Notes