Vasiļjevs finished with a total of 234.58 points, while Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu scored the gold medal with a total of 317.85 points. Shoma Uno, also from Japan, took the silver with 306.90 points, and Spain’s Javier Hernandez raked up 305.24 points.
Vasiļjevs came close to his personal best, trailing behind it just by some 8 points.
Find out more about the talented sportsman in this documentary that appeared on LSM.
Latvia's Diāna Ņikitina is due to compete at ladies' singles figure skating event shortly.