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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.

History

Golden age of Latvia women's national basketball team was from 2007 to 2009, when head coach was Ainars Zvirgzdi. 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 Zvirgzdi 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.

In EuroBasket 2015 Latvia lost in the first round.

In EuroBasket 2017, M?rti Z?barts was assigned to manage the national team, Latvia got out of the low tide and reached quarterfinal, they got sixth place finally.

In EuroBasket 2019, M?rti Z?barts was still in charge of the national team, Latvia was eliminated in qualification for quarterfinals.

Tournament record

Olympic Games

World Cups

EuroBasket

EuroBasket Women Qualification
Year Position Pld W L Pld W L
Poland 1999 9th / 12 7 3 4
France 2001 Did not enter
Greece 2003 Did not enter
Turkey 2005 6th / 12 8 4 4
Italy 2007 4th / 16 9 6 3
Latvia 2009 7th / 16 9 5 4
Poland 2011 8th / 16 9 3 6 6 4 2
France 2013 15th / 16 3 0 3 8 5 3
HungaryRomania 2015 13th / 20 4 2 2 6 5 1
Czech Republic 2017 6th / 16 7 3 4 4 3 1
LatviaSerbia 2019 11th / 16 4 1 3
FranceSpain 2021 To be determined To be determined
Total 60 27 33

Team

Current roster

Roster for the FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2019.[2][3]

Notable players

Notable coaches

References

  1. ^ "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. 1 October 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "Sievie?u valstsvien?ba: nosaukts sast?vs Eiropas ?empion?tam". basket.lv. 22 June 2019.
  3. ^ FIBA Women's EuroBasket 2019 roster

External links

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