Latvia at the 1936 Summer Olympics

Latvia competed at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany. 29 competitors, all men, took part in 16 events in 6 sports.[1] It would be the last time that Latvia would compete at the Summer Games as an independent nation until the 1992 Summer Olympics. After the nation was occupied by the Soviet Union in 1940, Latvian athletes were forced to compete at the Olympic Games as part of the USSR delegations.

Latvia at the
1936 Summer Olympics
Flag of Latvia.svg
IOC codeLAT
NOCLatvian Olympic Committee
Websitewww.olimpiade.lv (in Latvian and English)
in Berlin
Competitors29 in 6 sports
Medals
Ranked 24th
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
1
Total
2
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Russian Empire (1908–1912)
 Soviet Union (1952–1988)

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event
  Silver Edvīns Bietags Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman -87 kg
  Bronze Adalberts Bubenko Athletics Men's 50 km Walk

AthleticsEdit

Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Adalberts Bubenko 50 km walk N/A 4:32:42.2  
Jānis Daliņš N/A DNF
Arnolds Krūkliņš N/A DNF
Artūrs Motmillers Marathon N/A 2:58:02.0 28
Voldemārs Vītols 3000 m steeplechase 9:28.8 3 Q 9:18.8 7
Field events
Athlete Event Heat Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Oto Jurģis Javelin throw 61.9 11 q 60.71 13
Combined events – Decathlon
Athlete Event 100 LJ SP HJ 400 m 100H JT PV JT 1500 m Final Rank
Jānis Dimza Result 11.9 6.36 13.66 1.70 DNS DNF
Points 624 666 708 544 DNF DNF

BasketballEdit

Second roundEdit

Winners advanced to the third round. Losers competed in the second consolation round for another chance to move on.

Second consolation roundEdit

Winners returned to the main competition for the third round. Losers were out of the tournament.

CyclingEdit

Four male cyclists represented Latvia in 1936

RoadEdit

Athlete Event Time Rank
Arvīds Immermanis Men's road race 2:52:08.0 AC
Aleksejs Jurjevs 2:52:08.0 AC
Mārtiņš Mazūrs 2:37:08.0 AC
Jānis Vītols 2:52:08.0 AC
Mārtiņš Mazūrs
Arvīds Immermanis
Aleksejs Jurjevs
Jānis Vītols
Team time trial 8:21:24.0 ET AC

ShootingEdit

Three shooters represented Latvia in 1936.

Men
Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Shoot off Final
Score Score Score Score Score Score Rank
Rūdolfs Baumanis 50 metre rifle prone N/A 291 32
Kārlis Kļava 25 m rapid fire pistol 18 4 Did not advance 22 23
Haralds Marvē 18 6 5 3 - 29 8

WrestlingEdit

Men's Greco-Roman
Athlete Event Elimination Pool Final round
Round 1
Result
Round 2
Result
Round 3
Result
Round 4
Result
Round 5
Result
Round 6
Result
Rank Final round
Result
Rank
Krisjānis Kundziņš −66 kg   August Scherpenisse (BEL)
W F 8.10
  Valentino Borgia (ITA)
L 0-3
  Nikolaos Biris (GRE)
W F 14:11
BYE   Yaşar Erkan (TUR)
L 0-3
N/A 5 Did not advance
Edvīns Bietags −87 kg   Werner Seelenbinder (GER)
L F 10.00
  Gyula Bóbis (HUN)
W F 3.46
  Mustafa Avcioglu (TUR)
W F 11.36
BYE   August Neo (EST)
W 2-1
BYE 2   Axel Cadier (SWE)
L 0-3
 
Alberts Zvejnieks +87 kg   Josef Klapuch (TCH)
L F 3.05
  Stevan Nagy (YUG)
W F 15.44
  Kurt Hornfischer (GER)
L 0-3
Did not advance 7 Did not advance

Art competitionsEdit

Athlete Event Category Title Rank
Augusts Annuss Painting Paintings Struggle and Goal NM
Rūdolfs Mazūrs Painting Prints, Watercolors and drawings, Paintings Vier Aquarelle NM
Vilfrīds Karls Štriks-Štrikfelds Literature Lyrics works Olympische Briefe NM
Konstantīns Visotskis Painting Paintings Weg ist er! NM
Voldemārs Vimba Painting Paintings Finish! NM

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Latvia at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 15 January 2015.