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Latvia women's national basketball team

The Latvian women's national basketball team is the national basketball team representing Latvia. It is administrated by the Latvian Basketball Association. It has participated in EuroBasket Women three times and once in the Olympic Games.

 Latvia
FIBA ranking26 Increase1
FIBA zoneFIBA Europe
National federationLatvia Basketball Association
CoachMārtiņš Zībarts
Olympic Games
Appearances1
Women's World Cup
Appearances1
EuroBasket
Appearances8
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away


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HistoryEdit

Golden age of Latvia women's national basketball team was from 2007 to 2009, when head coach was Ainars Zvirgzdiņš. In EuroBasket 2007 Latvia first time in history reached semi-final. In third place game they lost to Belarus. This result allowed to get in 2008 Olympic Qualifying Tournament, which had overpowered in next summer in Madrid, and Latvia took part of 2008 Summer Olympics.

EuroBasket 2009 was held in Latvia. In this tournament Latvia reached quarterfinal, where they lost to Russia in overtime with 64–69. They also lost to Italy in classification rounds. Latvia got seventh place in this tournament.

After this tournament head coach Ainars Zvirgzdiņš and several players left national team. In EuroBasket 2011 head coach was Greek basketball coach George Dikeoulakos. In his management Latvia also reached quarterfinal, but latterly got eighth place. In EuroBasket 2013 head coach was Aigars Nerips. Latvia lost all of three games.

Tournament recordEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

World CupsEdit

European ChampionshipEdit

TeamEdit

Current rosterEdit

Roster for the 2018 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup.[1]


Latvia women's national basketball team – 2018 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club
F 0 Rozenberga, Dita 25 – (1992-12-22)22 December 1992 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) TTT Rīga  
G 7 Dikaioulaku, Elīna 29 – (1989-04-24)24 April 1989 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) Ślęza Wrocław  
F 8 Baško, Gunta 38 – (1980-04-27)27 April 1980 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) TTT Rīga  
F/C 11 Putniņa, Aija 30 – (1988-01-15)15 January 1988 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) CB Avenida  
F 12 Šteinberga, Anete 28 – (1990-01-29)29 January 1990 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Venezia  
C 13 Brumermane, Aija 31 – (1986-10-17)17 October 1986 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) TTT Rīga  
G 15 Pulvere, Ieva 28 – (1990-07-22)22 July 1990 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) TTT Rīga  
F/C 28 Vītola, Kristīne 27 – (1991-06-02)2 June 1991 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) TTT Rīga  
G/F 33 Laksa, Kitija 22 – (1996-05-21)21 May 1996 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) South Florida Bulls  
G/F 35 Krēsliņa, Kate 22 – (1996-04-14)14 April 1996 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) TTT Rīga  
G 44 Eglīte, Baiba 29 – (1989-01-09)9 January 1989 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) TTT Rīga  
F 45 Strautmane, Digna 20 – (1998-09-18)18 September 1998 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) Syracuse Orange  
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Legend
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 22 September 2018

Notable playersEdit

Notable coachesEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit