The Latvian basketball team goes to the games against Lithuania and…

first_imgThe head coach of the Latvian men’s national team Roberts Štelmahers has named 12 players who will take part in the “Baltic Way” tournament dedicated to the centenary of Estonian basketball at the end of the week, where they will compete with the Estonian and Lithuanian national teams.Out of the 15 players who participated in the last training sessions, outside line players Roberts Bērziņš and Valters Vēveris, as well as power striker Linards Jaunzems will not go to Tallinn. The biggest experience is for the center player Kaspars Bērziņš, who will be the captain of the national team in this tournament.Eight players will play their first games in the national team. Most of the debutants have previously been the leaders of Latvian youth teams.Members and candidates of the Latvian men’s national team have been training at the Elektrum Olympic Center since the beginning of June, preparing for the next season. The choice of line-up for the Tallinn tournament was influenced by the players’ commitment to clubs, their health and their individual preparation plans.The Lithuanian basketball team has three sets of European gold medals in 1937, 1939 and 2003, and three Olympic bronze medals (in 1992, 1996 and 2000). and the 2010 World Cup bronze.Latvia is the first European champion in the 1935 competition, while the highest achievement of the Estonian national team is the fifth place in the European Championship in 1937 in Riga and in 1939 in Kaunas.Uvis Helmanis, Raimonds Feldmanis and Oskars Ernšteins assist the national team head coach Štelmaher.Composition of the Latvian national team for the Baltic Way tournament:guards – Artis Ate (“VEF Riga”), Edmunds Elksnis (“Valmiera Glass” / “Vidzeme University College”), Edgars Lasenbergs (Pasvāle “Pieno Žvaigždes”, Lithuania), Artūrs Ausējs (Ekaterinburg “Ural”, Russia), Andris Misters (“Melilla”, Spain), Kristaps Gluditis (“Ventspils”);attackers – Kristaps Dārgais (“Ogre”), Artyom Butyankov (“Samara”, Russia), Marcis Steinbergs (Herbalife-2 “Gran Canaria, Spain), Edvards Mezulis (” University of Latvia “);center players – Kārlis Šiliņš (Florida Atlantic University, NCAA, USA), Kaspars Bērziņš (“Ogre”).Others are currently reading Breathtaking VIDEO: New York and US symbols – Statue of Liberty – lightning strikes The photo with an “ambulance” car causes confusion on social networks; the situation is commented on by the NMPD Activated telephone fraudsters: Swedbank distributes audio recording of customer and fraudulent conversationlast_img