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Alberts Rumba

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameAlberts•Rumba
Used nameAlberts•Rumba
Born15 October 1892 in Lielvircava (LAT)
Died10 July 1962 in Rīga (LAT)
NOC Latvia

Biography

In addition to his two Olympic appearances in 1924 and 1928, Alberts Rumba competed in two World Championships placing 7th (1927) and 5th (1926). At home, he was an all-round champion in 1924 and 1926-1932. Later Rumba also worked as a coach. In 1928, he was appointed president of the Latvian Union of Winter Sports and in 1934 elected as a member of the International Skating Union (ISU). After World War II, Rumba worked for the Physical Culture Sport Committee of the Latvian SSR, but was deported to the Amur Region from 1949-1956.

Personal Bests: 500 – 45.2 (1928); 1500 – 2:24.4 (1927); 5000 – 8:59.8 (1927); 10000 – 18:18.0 (1928).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) LAT Alberts Rumba
500 metres, Men (Olympic) 16
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic) 10
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 11
10,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 11
Allround, Men (Olympic) 7
1928 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) LAT Alberts Rumba
500 metres, Men (Olympic) 16
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic) 14
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 15

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1928 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony LAT Alberts Rumba