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It is planned to award an impressive amount of money to athletes for outstanding achievements

For the outstanding achievements of athletes in sports at the end of 2022 and plans to allocate 885,372 euros this year, it follows from the draft of the order prepared by the Ministry of Education and Science (IZM), which has been submitted for coordination.

For winning the third place in the World Championship in 3×3 basketball, Latvian Basketball Union athletes Francs Gustav Lāci, Kārlis Paul Lasmans, Nauris Miez and Agni Čavaras will be awarded 7,684 euros each, and athlete coach Raimonds Feldmans and serving sports employee Kristaps Gottfried – 1,921 euros each.

On the other hand, for winning the third place in the European Championship in 3×3 basketball, Latvian Basketball Union athletes Zigmārs Raimo and Mārcis Osis will receive 3842 euros each. Sports coaches Anda Eibele and Dāvis Feikners will receive 960 euros each.

12,806 euros will be awarded to the Latvian Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation athletes Dāvi Springis, Matīs Mikni and Edgar Nemm for the second place in the bobsled at the World Championship. Sports coach Sandis Prusis will be awarded 3,201 euros, Jānis Ozol – 1,281 euros, and Daumant Dreishkens – 640 euros. 1,281 euros will be awarded to Viesturas Pērkonas, the employee serving the athletes.

7,684 euros will be awarded to Kendija Aparjode, an athlete of the Latvian Luge Sports Federation, for winning the third place in the luge relay at the World Championship. On the other hand, for winning the second place in the World Cup in the team relay, athletes of the Latvian Luge Sports Federation Elīna Ieva Vītola, Kristers Aparjods, Mārtiņš Bots and Roberts Plūme will receive 12,806 euros each. Sports coach Mārtiņš Rubenis will receive 2,561 euros, while Daniel Fogel and Mihail Arkhipov will receive 1,921 euros each.

The athlete of the Latvian Skating Association, Roberts Kruzbergs, will receive 10,245 euros, and the athlete’s coach, Kārlis Kruzbergs, will receive 5,122 euros for the third place won in the World Cup in the short track 1000 meters discipline.

For the third place won in the world championship in 25-meter shooting with a pistol, the athlete of the Latvian Shooting Federation, Agata Rašmanes, will be awarded 10,245 euros, and the athlete’s coach Vilni Celmiņas – 5,122 euros.

10,245 euros will also be received by the Latvian Shooting Federation athlete Emīls Vasermanis for winning the third place in the World Cup overall in 10-meter air pistol shooting. His coach Siegfrids Markainis will be awarded 5122 euros.

The athletes of the Latvian Weightlifting Federation and their coaches will also receive cash prizes for their achievements in the European Championship. Ritvars Suharevs will receive 14,229 euros for winning the first place, and his coach Eduards Andruškevičs – 7,114 euros. On the other hand, Daniela Ivanova will receive 5122 euros for the third place. The athlete’s coach Eduard Andruskevich will be awarded 1280 euros, and Viktor Shcherbatich – 1280 euros.

Latvian Skating Association athlete Reinis Bērziņas will be awarded 5,122 euros, and 2,561 euros to the athlete’s coach Evita Krievāne for the third place won in the European short track championship.

Diāna Krūmiņa, an athlete of the Latvian Paralympic Committee, will receive 28,458 euros for winning the first place in the javelin throw at the world championship in para-athletics. 7,114 euros will be awarded to the athlete’s trainer Arnold Strang and the serving sports employee Signe Rinkulei.

On the other hand, 17,075 euros will be awarded to the athlete of the Latvian Paralympic Committee, Artur Klotas, and 8,537 euros to the athlete’s coach, Vita Kotāne, for the second place won in the World Championship in parabobsley.

21,343 euros will be awarded to Latvian Paralympic Committee athletes Poļina Rožkova and Agris Lasmans for winning the first place in the mixed pairs wheelchair curling world championship. Sports coach Erki Lils will receive 9,604 euros, and service employee Aleksandrs Dimbovskis – 1,067 euros.

Latvian Deaf Sports Federation athlete Zane Embrekte will receive 28,458 euros for winning the first place in the 50-meter freestyle swimming at the World Deaf Swimming Championships. 12,095 euros will be awarded to the athlete trainer Galina Broka, and 2,134 euros to the serving sports employee Iveta Kraze.

Athlete of the Latvian Paralympic Committee Gints Jonasts will receive 5122 euros for the third place won in the European Para Archery Championship. 2,561 euros will be awarded to the athlete’s trainer, Vladas Sigauskas.

For the first place won in the European Championship in para dressage, the Latvian Equestrian Federation athlete Rihards Sniks will receive 14,229 euros, and the athlete’s trainers Daria Tikhomirova and Agnese Rozīte – 1,850 euros each. Irina Andrus, the sports worker serving the athletes, will be awarded 1,850 euros, Kaspars Iesaliņš – 711 euros, and Jānis Bušer and Karina Krauze – 427 euros each.

Athlete of the Latvian Paralympic Committee, Aigars Apinis, will receive 28,458 euros for winning the first place in the discus throw at the World Para Athletics Championship. The athlete’s trainer Andris Smočs and the serving sports employee Gunta Ozoliņa will receive 7114 euros each.

For winning the first place in 5,000 meters at the European Athletics U-20 Championship, the athlete of the Latvian Athletics Union, Agata Caune, will be awarded 8,538 euros, and her coach Raitis Ravinskis – 4,269 euros.

For winning the third place in the European Championship in U-22 beach volleyball, athletes of the Latvian Volleyball Federation Olivers Bulgačs and Kristians Fokerots will receive 2305 euros each, and the athletes’ coach Atvars Vilde – 1153 euros.

Melania Čamane and Krista Bērziņa, athletes of the Latvian Canoe Federation, will each receive 6,403 euros for winning the first place in doubles kayaking at the U-18 world junior championship. Athlete trainers Juris Lauris and Igo Ažuks will each receive 1,601 euros.

Armands Mežinskis, athlete of the Latvian Weightlifting Federation, will receive 5,123 euros, and his coach Eduards Andruškevičs – 2,561 euros, for winning the second place in the U-23 European Weightlifting Championship.

Latvian Luge Sports Federation athlete Kaspars Rinkas will be awarded 8,538 euros for winning the first place at the U-21 World Championship, and 2,134 euros each will be awarded to the athlete’s coaches Zintis Šaicān and Pēteris Cīmanis.

For winning the third place in free wrestling at the U-23 European Championship, athlete of the Latvian Sports Wrestling Federation Elma Zeidler will receive 3074 euros, and the athlete’s coach Laura Skujiņa-Akhmedova – 1537 euros.

The athlete of the Latvian Archery Federation, Romans Sergejevs, will receive 8,538 euros for winning the first place in archery at the U-18 world championship, and the athlete’s coach, Eduards Lapsiņa, will receive 4,269 euros.

Two athletes of the Latvian Cycling Federation will also receive cash prizes. Edgars Langmanis will receive 8,538 euros, and his coach Edžus Treimanis – 4,269 euros for the first place won in the European BMX Junior Championship. Veronika Monta Stūriška will also receive 8,538 euros for winning the first place in the BMX Junior World Championship. 4,269 euros will be awarded to her trainer Đirtas Kātiņas.

The Latvian women’s U-20 basketball team will be awarded 25,612 euros for the second place won in the European Championship.

20,000 euros will also be allocated to the Latvian Luge Sports Federation, the Latvian Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation, the Latvian Skating Association, the Latvian Shooting Federation, the Latvian Weightlifting Federation, the Latvian Equestrian Federation, the Latvian Paralympic Committee, the Latvian Deaf Sports Federation and the Latvian Hockey Federation. The Latvian Basketball Association will receive 42,838 euros, and the Latvian Curling Association – 52,838 euros.

In order to ensure the payment of prizes, 42,686 euros are planned to be allocated from the basic budget of the Ministry of Interior, while 842,686 euros – from funds for unforeseen cases.

2023-12-08 12:16:31
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