Athlete Profile - Haralds SILOVS

Haralds SILOVS
Birth Date:  07 Apr 1986
Age:  31
Gender:   Men
Height (cm):  178
Weight (Kg):  79

Events and Medals

Event Rank
Men's 1,000m 15
Men's 1,500m 4
Men's Mass Start  

Haralds SILOVS - Schedule

Start Time Event Status
Tue, 13 Feb 20:00
Men's 1,500m
Fri, 23 Feb 19:00
Men's 1,000m
Sat, 24 Feb 20:45
Men's Mass Start Semifinal 1

Biographical Information


Olympic Winter Games
2014Sochi, RUS37th (72.44)24th (1:10.29)14th (1:46.79)-
2010Vancouver, BC, CAN---20th (6:35.69)

World Single Distances Championships
YearLocation1,000m1,500m5,000mMS 16 laps
2016Kolomna, RUS-8th (1:47.57)-13th (0)
2015Heerenveen, NED-16th (1:47.46)-4th (8)
2013Sochi, RUS10th (1:10.19)9th (1:47.95)--
2011Inzell, GER--18th (6:32.95)-

World Allround Championships
YearLocationBig Combination
2017Hamar, NOR11th (111.096)
2016Berlin, GER9th (111.641)
2015Calgary, AB, CAN10th (109.958)
2014Heerenveen, NED11th (112.389)

World Cup Rankings overview - All rankings from 2014/2015, top three for earlier seasons
YearOverall1,000m1,500m5,000/10,000mMS 16 laps

World Cup overview - Best rank per season and event since 2014/2015
Year1,000m1,500mMS 16 laps
2017/20181 x 17th1 x 7th1 x 8th
2015/2016-1 x 10th1 x 4th
2014/2015-1 x 5th1 x 2nd

World Cup - Ten best performances in current season
72017/20181,500mSalt Lake City, UT, USA1:43.35
82017/2018Mass StartHeerenveen, NED
112017/2018Mass StartSalt Lake City, UT, USA0
112017/2018Mass StartCalgary, AB, CAN
132017/20181,500mStavanger, NOR1:46.79
172017/20181,000mSalt Lake City, UT, USA1:08.37

European Single Distances Championships
YearLocation1,000m1,500mMS 16 laps
2018Kolomna, RUS10th (1:10.22)7th (1:47.60)11th (0)

European Championships
YearLocationBig Combination
2016Minsk, BLR6th (153.898)
2015Chelyabinsk, RUS7th (153.911)

North American Single Distances Championships
2009Calgary, AB, CAN1st (6:27.45)

MS - Mass Start, TSP - Team Sprint, MC - Mini Combination, DNF - Did Not Finish, DNS - Did Not Start, DSQ - Disqualified


Olympic Winter Games
2010Vancouver, BC, CAN121410

World Championships
2010Sofia, BUL610910
2009Vienna, AUT22141117
2008Gangneung, KOR31241422
2007Milan, ITA14121813
2006Minneapolis, MN, USA21123422
2005Beijing, CHN38191122
2004Gothenburg, SWE34373041
2003Warsaw, POL40434249

European Championships
2011Heerenveen, NED1
2009Turin, ITA2
2008Ventspils, LAT1

DNF - Did Not Finish, DNS - Did Not Start, PEN - Penalty
Nickname Harry, Harris (, 15 Jan 2012)
Hobbies Cycling, mountain biking, specialty coffee, reading, drawing, cooking, socialising. (Athlete, 19 Oct 2017)
Occupation Athlete
Education Economics - Ventspils University, Latvia
Languages spoken English, Latvian, Russian
Coach Tristan Loy [personal], FRA, from 2017 (Athlete, 11 Nov 2017)
Sporting/Famous relatives His mother Signe was a figure skater and his father Edvins represented the Soviet Union in track cycling. (, 04 Feb 2014)
Other sports He competed in both short track and speed skating at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (, 14 Feb 2010)
Injuries He broke his ankle in 2005 and was out of action for six weeks. (Athlete, 26 Jan 2017)
Start He began short track skating in 1996 in Riga, Latvia, and took up speed skating in 2007 in Calgary, AB, Canada. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2017)
Reason "Out of passion and excitement for the sport as well as following in my brother's footsteps. I was a good short track skater and when I tried long track I showed good potential." (Athlete, 26 Jan 2017; 11 Nov 2017)
Memorable Achievement Winning a gold medal in short track [overall] at the European Championships in Ventspils, Latvia, and finishing second in speed skating [1500m] at the 2012/13 World Cup event in Erfurt, Germany. (Athlete, 19 Oct 2017)
Hero Slovakian road cyclist Peter Sagan. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2017)
Influence His brother Helmuts. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2017)
Philosophy "Develop yourself. Give yourself directions in life and fulfil your goals. In short, evolve." (Athlete, 18 Nov 2012)

"You have to embrace and enjoy every moment in sport." (Athlete, 11 Nov 2017)
Additional information General
At the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver he competed in the 5000m speed skating event at the Richmond Oval in Vancouver, before crossing the city to compete in the 1500m short track event at the Pacific Coliseum later the same day. "For me, switching is not the hardest part. It's just the physical and mental preparation that's important." (, 04 Feb 2014;, 14 Feb 2010)

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