Latvian athlete who competed in the javelin throw in 4 Summer months Olympics for the USSR, successful 3 Olympic medals. He educated on the Daugava Voluntary Sports activities Society and in addition at the MILITARY sports culture. He gained six silver medals, one bronze, and one sterling silver during his profession. He wedded Elvira Ozoliņa. He and Jan Zelezny both competed in the javelin toss in the Olympics.