Athlete Profile - Kristaps ZVEJNIEKS

Kristaps ZVEJNIEKS
Birth Date:  15 Feb 1992
Age:  26
Gender:   Men


Events and Medals

Event Rank
Men's Giant Slalom 35
Men's Slalom DNF
Men's Alpine Combined 26

Kristaps ZVEJNIEKS - Schedule

Schedule
Start Time Event Status
Tue, 13 Feb 11:30
Men's Alpine Combined Downhill
Finished
Sun, 18 Feb 10:15
Men's Giant Slalom Run 1
Finished
Sun, 18 Feb 13:45
Men's Giant Slalom Run 2
Finished
Thu, 22 Feb 10:00
Men's Slalom Run 1
Finished

Legend

DNF: Did not finish

Biographical Information

Highlights Olympic Winter Games
YearLocationSLGS
2014Sochi, RUSDNF43
2010Vancouver, BC, CAN3762

World Championships
YearLocationSLGS
2017St. Moritz, SUI32DNS
2015Vail, CO, USADNF37
2013Schladming, AUTDNF38
2011Garmisch-Partenkirchen, GER3654

World Cup Rankings overview - All rankings from 2014/2015, top three for earlier seasons
YearALLSL
2015/201614956

World Cup overview - Best rank per season and event since 2014/2015
YearSL
2015/20161 x 26th


Legend
ALL - Overall, DH - Downhill, SL - Slalom, GS - Giant Slalom, SG - Super - G, KB - Combined, AC - Alpine Combined, PGS - Parallel Giant Slalom, CE - City Events, X - Mixed, DNF - Did Not Finish, DNS - Did Not Start, DSQ - Disqualified, DNQ - Did Not Qualify for final race
Hobbies Golf, technology, listening to music, watching movies, kiteboarding, wakeboarding. (Athlete, 04 Jan 2018)
Occupation Athlete, Coach, Student
Education Sports Psychology, Sports Science - Latvian Academy of Sport Education, Riga, LAT
Languages spoken English, German, Latvian, Russian
Club name SK Virsotne [Latvia]
Coach Martin Fahrner, ITA (Athlete, 04 Jan 2018)
Sporting/Famous relatives His younger brothers Miks and Davis have both represented Latvia in alpine skiing. (data.fis-ski.com, 04 Jan 2018)
Other sports He has won world championship and overall World Cup titles in inline alpine slalom. He has also competed at the 'Ski and Golf World Championships'. (Athlete, 04 Jan 2018)
Injuries In July 2008 he crashed and broke the fibula and tibia bone in his leg during a training run in Molltaler Gletscher, Austria. He came back from injury too early and broke the same leg in February 2009. After several operations he returned to action in October 2009, in Molltaler Gletscher, Austria, the same venue where he had sustained his original injury. (zvejnieks.lv, 15 Mar 2013)
Start He began skiing at age three in Sigulda, Latvia, and entered his first competition at age eight. (Athlete, 04 Jan 2018)
Reason His mother encouraged him to try the sport. (infoski.lv, 29 Dec 2012)
Ambition To consistently finish in the top 30 at World Cup events. (Athlete, 04 Jan 2018)
Memorable Achievement Winning gold in alpine combined at the 2017 World University Winter Games in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and finishing 26th in slalom at the 2016 World Cup event in Santa Caterina, Italy. (Athlete, 04 Jan 2018)
Hero Russian alpine skier Alexander Khoroshilov, US alpine skier Bode Miller. (Athlete, 04 Jan 2018)
Influence His parents, and coach Peter Prodinger. (Athlete, 04 Jan 2018)
Philosophy "Whatever doesn't kill you, really makes you stronger." (Facebook profile, 02 Jan 2018)
Social Media

Legend

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: Gold
: Silver
: Bronze
: Gold Medal Event
: Bronze Medal Event
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