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For us, the Baltic Orienteering Championships will be a selection for the World Championships – Orienteering – Sportacentrs.com

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Latvia will be represented in this competition with more than 60 orienteers – 19 elite athletes and 42 young people and juniors. On Saturday, the Baltic long distance champions will be determined, but on Sunday, the medals will be divided into relays. For Latvian athletes, this competition will also be one of the reference points for the team composition for the world championship taking place in the Czech Republic at the beginning of July, but after the Baltic championship, Latvian elite athletes will go to a training camp and selection competition in the Czech Republic.

In the Baltic Championships, Latvian orienteers have always fought for places on the podium, for example, in 2017 in the vicinity of Ignalina our athletes won 23 awards, in 2018 in Krāslava Latvia won 21 medals, in 2019 Viru – 15 medals, and in 2020 Covid-19 due to the pandemic, the Baltic Championship did not take place. This year, Latvia will be represented by almost all the best orienteers, and hopefully in the elite group both Sandra Grosberga and Artūrs Pauliņš will regain their title of Baltic champions won in 2018, as well as the Latvian national team will be crowned Baltic champion in the relay.

Latvia will be represented in the elite group in the Baltic Championship by: Artūrs Pauliņš, Uldis Upītis, Endijs Titomers, Rūdolfs Zērnis, Mārtiņš Sirmais, Edgars Bertuks, llgvars Caune, Valters Reneslācis, Rihards Krūmiņš, Alvis Reinsons, Ainārs Drozds, Irita Purosber Brūvele, Laura Puķīte.

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