Dainis Kūla

1959 - Today

Dainis Kūla

Dainis Kūla (born 28 April 1959 in Tukums, Latvian SSR) 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 (after Jānis Lūsis). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dainis Kūla has received more than 14,251 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 529th most popular athlete.

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Among athletes, Dainis Kūla ranks 532 out of 2,090Before him are Hussein Ahmed Salah, Annegret Richter, Randy Barnes, Pat McCormick, Abelardo Olivier, and Frankie Fredericks. After him are Karel Lismont, Mike Larrabee, Cy Young, Udo Beyer, Gordon Pirie, and Charles Asati.

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Among people born in 1959, Dainis Kūla ranks 238Before him are Fran Walsh, David Blatt, Juan José Campanella, Billy Campbell, Glenn Hysén, and Lobo Carrasco. After him are William Lai, François Chau, Daniel Sturla, Crin Antonescu, Beth Broderick, and Michael Scott.

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In Latvia

Among people born in Latvia, Dainis Kūla ranks 100 out of 161Before him are Andris Bērziņš (1951), Elīna Garanča (1976), Mikhail Nikolayevich Zadornov (1948), Andris Piebalgs (1957), Aleksandr Kaleri (1956), and Laila Freivalds (1942). After him are Piotr Ugrumov (1961), Indulis Emsis (1952), Gunnar Birkerts (1925), Afanasijs Kuzmins (1947), Māris Verpakovskis (1979), and Aigars Kalvītis (1966).

Among ATHLETES In Latvia

Among athletes born in Latvia, Dainis Kūla ranks 4Before him are Jānis Lūsis (1939), Inese Jaunzeme (1932), and Jānis Daliņš (1904). After him are Afanasijs Kuzmins (1947), Ilmārs Bricis (1970), Ineta Radēviča (1981), Viktors Ščerbatihs (1974), Ainārs Kovals (1981), Andrejs Rastorgujevs (1988), Mārtiņš Rubenis (1978), and Andris Šics (1985).

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