Dainis Kula

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Javelin Thrower
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Date of Birth April 28, 1959
Place of Birth Latvia
Age 61 years old
Horoscope Taurus

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Dainis Kūla is a Latvian former javelin thrower who represented the Soviet Union at the international level for most of his career. He is most famous for controversially winning the gold medal in men's javelin throw at the 1980 Summer Olympics, becoming the second Latvian to achieve this. He is also a World Championship bronze medalist, a three-time Soviet Champion and a two-time Universiade champion.

Sport: Athletics
Event(s): Javelin throw
Personal best(s): 92.06 m (1980)

About Dainis Kula

Latvian javelin thrower who represented the Soviet Union for most of his career and won a gold medal at the 1980 Moscow Olympics.

Before Fame

He started training for Olympic events at a young age.

Achievement

He's best known for his controversial win of the gold medal in men's javelin throw at the 1980 Summer Olympics.

Family Life

His parents raised him in Tukums, Latvia.

Associations

He and Keshorn Walcott were both javelin throwers.

Information related to Dainis Kūla

  • Latvian male javelin throwers
  • Soviet male javelin throwers
  • Olympic athletes of the Soviet Union
  • Olympic gold medalists in athletics (track and field)
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