Valmiera is Preparing for the State President’s Prize in Athletics

Valmiera is Preparing for the State President’s Prize in Athletics

State President’s Prize in Athletics

On June 8 and June 9 the annual competition „State President’s Prize in Athletics” will take place in Valmiera, in Jānis Daliņš stadium. This year the competition will be among the Baltic countries. Organizers of this event have prepared a wide and interesting program for the audience to enjoy on both competition days.

This year will be historical for the competition because new format of the competition will be implemented – starting from this year the „State President’s Prize in Athletics” will be an international competition among national teams of three Baltic countries. Thus the organizers of this event have intended to create intrigue by attracting the best athletes, at the same time promoting patriotism and mutual friendship between the Baltic countries.
As important news development of website of the competition should be mentioned. The website State President’s Prize in Athletics will have both Latvian and English versions. The page contains information on history of the event, its results and records. It is also possible to view various videos and photo materials from previous years, and the upcoming activities as well.

This summer the State President’s Prize in Athletics will be held for the 18th time and it will be organised by Valmiera City Municipality, Vidzeme Olympic Centre and Latvian Athletic Association. Organizers hold the view that the main factor that attracts top-class athletes is the opportunity to meet Olympic and European Championship qualification norms. Another important motive is valuable money prizes for athletes who show high results, complete Olympic norms (A or B), or manage to be winners in the individual standings. It will most certainly be a motivation for athletes to choose this competition over some commercial matches abroad.

Opening ceremony of the competition will be held on June 8th at 20:00. State president of the Republic of Latvia will honour this event. As usual, the State President’s Prize is granted by the Chancery of the President.
During both days of the competition various sports activities will take place in Jānis Daliņš stadium and its surrounding area. Hostess of this program will be Jolanta Dukure who is a participant of several Olympic Games and a three-time winner of the State President’s Prize.

The organizers invite all the interested persons to attend this competition and to participate in an event that is important for Valmiera and Latvia, and that will summon the best athletes from the Baltic countries. On June 8 the competition will start at 16:00, the opening ceremony is scheduled to start at 20:00. On June 9 the competition will start at 9:45, and the medal ceremony will be held at 16:30. All the information about the competition, its program, results, etc. can be found on the website: State President’s Prize in Athletics

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Competition Results

Šķēpa mešana, JT (vīrieši)

1.LATRolands Štrobinders83.10
2.ESTTanel Laanmäe77.77
3.ESTRisto Mätas76.37

Šķēpa mešana, JT (Sievietes)

1.LATLīna Mūze58.02
2.LATSinta Ozoliņa- Kovala56.96
3.LTUIndrė Jakubaitytė56.62

100 m (Vīrieši)

1.LTUKostas Skrabulis10.66
2.LATRonalds Arājs10.71
3.LTUUgnius Savickas10.75

Tāllēkšana, LJ (Vīrieši)

1.LATElvijs Misāns7.91
2.ESTMihkel Saks7.58
3.ESTHenrik Kutberg7.57

Tāllēkšana, LJ (Sievietes)

1.LATLauma Grīva6.53
2.LATAiga Grabuste6.52
3.UZBYulia Tarasova6.43