Famous Latvian Sportspersons

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 1 Kristaps Porzingis

Kristaps Porzingis
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Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: August 2, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Latvian

Kristaps Porzingis is a Latvian basketball player who currently plays professional basketball at the National Basketball Association (NBA) where he represents the Dallas Mavericks. Standing at 7’3, Porziņģis is one of the tallest players active in the NBA. Also an important player for his Latvian national team, Kristaps Porzingis won the Latvian Rising Star of the Year award in 2015.

 2 Mikhail Tal

Mikhail Tal
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Famous As: Chess Player
Birthdate: November 9, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Latvian
Died: June 28, 1992

Mikhail Tal was a Soviet Latvian chess player. Widely regarded as one of the best attacking players and a creative genius, Tal was renowned for his unpredictability and improvisation. He was also known as the magician from Riga for his daring, combinatorial playing style. Since 2006, the Mikhail Tal Memorial has been annually held in Moscow to honor Tal's memory.

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 3 Misha Cirkunov

Misha Cirkunov
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Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: February 27, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Latvian

In school, Latvian-Canadian MMA fighter Misha Cirkunov excelled in many sports, such as swimming, judo, and basketball. After an unsuccessful stint as a gym owner, he chose mixed martial arts as a career option. The UFC fighter currently ranks 12th in the MMA light heavyweight rankings.

 4 Ernests Gulbis

Ernests Gulbis
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: August 30, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Latvian
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 5 Jānis Timma

Jānis Timma
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: July 2, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Latvian

 6 Zemgus Girgensons

Zemgus Girgensons
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: January 5, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Latvian

 7 Alexei Shirov

Alexei Shirov
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Famous As: Chess player
Birthdate: July 4, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Latvian
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 8 Artūrs Irbe

Artūrs Irbe
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: February 2, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Latvian

 9 Māris Verpakovskis

Māris Verpakovskis
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: October 15, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Latvian

 10 Elmārs Zemgalis

Elmārs Zemgalis
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Famous As: Chess player, Non-fiction writer
Birthdate: September 9, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Latvian
Died: December 8, 2014

 11 Martins Dukurs

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Famous As: Skeleton Racer
Birthdate: March 31, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Latvian

 12 Ģirts Karlsons

Ģirts Karlsons
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: June 7, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Latvian

 13 Mārtiņš Karsums

Mārtiņš Karsums
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: February 26, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Latvian

 14 Artūrs Kulda

Artūrs Kulda
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: July 25, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Latvian

 15 Tomass Dukurs

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Famous As: Skeleton racer
Birthdate: July 2, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Latvian

 16 Jānis Sprukts

Jānis Sprukts
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: January 31, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Latvian

 17 Vīts Rimkus

Vīts Rimkus
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: June 21, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Latvian

 18 Pāvels Mihadjuks

Pāvels Mihadjuks
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: May 27, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Latvian

 19 Ainārs Kovals

Ainārs Kovals
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Famous As: javelin thrower
Birthdate: November 21, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Latvian

 20 Līga Dekmeijere

Līga Dekmeijere
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: May 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Latvian

 21 Olita Rause

Olita Rause
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Famous As: Chess grandmaster
Birthdate: November 21, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Latvian

 22 Oļegs Karavajevs

Oļegs Karavajevs
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: February 13, 1961
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Latvian

 23 Mārtiņš Laksa

Mārtiņš Laksa
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: June 26, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Latvian

 24 Māris Smirnovs

Māris Smirnovs
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: June 2, 1976
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Latvian

 25 Ēriks Rags

Ēriks Rags
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Famous As: Javelin thrower
Birthdate: June 1, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Latvian

 26 Iļja Vestermans

Iļja Vestermans
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: September 28, 1915
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Latvian
Died: 2005 AD

 27 Jānis Lidmanis

Jānis Lidmanis
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Famous As: association football player, basketball player
Birthdate: 1910 AD
Nationality: Latvian
Died: November 26, 1986

 28 Oļegs Aleksejenko

Oļegs Aleksejenko
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: June 12, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Latvian

 29 Kārlis Lejnieks

Kārlis Lejnieks
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: March 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Latvian

 30 Tamāra Vilerte

Tamāra Vilerte
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Famous As: Chess player
Birthdate: March 5, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Latvian

 31 Arturs Matisons

Arturs Matisons
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Birthdate: May 6, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Latvian

 32 Artūrs Silagailis

Artūrs Silagailis
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: May 3, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Latvian

 33 Pāvels Tulubjevs

Pāvels Tulubjevs
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Famous As: Bobsledder
Birthdate: July 2, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Latvian

 34 Mairis Briedis

Mairis Briedis
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: January 13, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Latvian

 35 Rodions Kurucs

Rodions Kurucs
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: February 5, 1998
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Latvian

 36 Dāvis Bertāns

Dāvis Bertāns
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: November 12, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Latvian

 37 Jeļena Ostapenko

Jeļena Ostapenko
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: June 8, 1997
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Latvian

 38 Anastasija Sevastova

Anastasija Sevastova
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: April 13, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Latvian

 39 Anžejs Pasečņiks

Anžejs Pasečņiks
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: December 20, 1995
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Latvian

 40 Dairis Bertāns

Dairis Bertāns
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: September 9, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Latvian

 41 Uljana Semjonova

Uljana Semjonova
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: March 9, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Latvian

 42 Andris Biedriņš

Andris Biedriņš
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: April 2, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Latvian

 43 Dainis Krištopāns

Dainis Krištopāns
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Famous As: Handball player
Birthdate: September 27, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Latvian

 44 Rolands Šmits

Rolands Šmits
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: June 25, 1995
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Latvian

 45 Artūrs Kurucs

Artūrs Kurucs
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: January 19, 2000
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Latvian

 46 Deniss Vasiļjevs

Deniss Vasiļjevs
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Famous As: Figure skater
Birthdate: August 9, 1999
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Latvian

 47 Rebeka Koha

Rebeka Koha
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Famous As: Weightlifter
Birthdate: May 19, 1998
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Latvian

 48 Baiba Bendika

Baiba Bendika
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Famous As: Biathlete
Birthdate: June 27, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Latvian

 49 Jānis Porziņģis

Jānis Porziņģis
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: July 13, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Latvian

 50 Konstantin Gluhov

Konstantin Gluhov
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Famous As: Kickboxer
Birthdate: January 17, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Latvian