Mareks Ārents

Mareks Ārents (born 6 August 1986) is a Latvian track and field athlete competing in the pole vault. He has won the Latvian national championship 12 times. The athlete's personal record is 5.70 m, set in Jablonec in 2016. It is the second best vault in the history of Latvian pole vault behind Aleksandrs Obižajevs's Latvian record (5.80 m).

Mareks Ārents
Personal information
Born (1986-08-05) 5 August 1986 (age 33)
Riga, Latvia
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight78 kg (172 lb)
Country Latvia
SportTrack and field
Event(s)Pole vault
Coached byIgors Izotovs, Marita Ārente, Maigonis Pūliņš
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)5.70 m (2016)

He qualified for 2012 Summer Olympics in London, but did not reach the final.[1][2] He also competed at the 2013 and 2015 World Championships.

At the 2013 European Indoor Championships he jumped 5.50 m, ranking him in 11th place, missing the final by 10 cm. In the Polish city of Bydgoszcz, at the XIII European Athletic Festival Ārents won the pole vault with a vault of 5.50 m.

Competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing   Latvia
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 22nd (q) 5.35 m
2013 European Indoor Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 11th (q) 5.50 m
Universiade Kazan, Russia 8th 5.30 m
World Championships Moscow, Russia 33rd (q) 5.25 m
2014 European Championships Zürich, Switzerland NM
2015 European Indoor Championships Prague, Czech Republic 11th (q) 5.60 m
World Championships Beijing, China 25th (q) 5.55 m
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 6th 5.50 m
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 16th (q) 5.45 m
2017 European Indoor Championships Belgrade, Serbia 8th 5.60 m
2018 European Championships Berlin, Germany 22nd (q) 5.36 m


  1. ^ Kārtslēcējam Ārentam olimpiskais B normatīvs – 5.60 Archived 2012-07-06 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Mareks Ārents Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Retrieved 2016-03-20.

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