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Roundup: Latvia's second Olympic weekend

Over the second Olympic weekend, Latvia came close to scoring its first medal in the Olympic Games Rio 2016, but, alas, there was no cigar to speak, leaving Latvia the sole Baltic country without a man or woman on the pedestal.

Skeet shooting surprise

Dainis Upelnieks finished 14th in skeet shooting on Saturday. He scored 119 out of 125 points, which was two points shy of qualifying for the semis.

Upelnieks got to Rio with a wild card, meaning his 14th place out of 32 can be considered an excellent result.

Near miss in heptathlon

Laura Ikauniece-Admdiņa impressively moved up from 14th to 4th place in the two final disciplines in women's heptathlon Sunday.

Ikauniece-Admdiņa was able to come close to scoring a medal by posting excellent results in the javelin and 800-meter sprint.

She reached a new personal best by scoring 6,617 points.

Belgium's Nafi Thiam won gold with 6,810 points, followed by Great Britain's Jessica Ennis-Hill with 6,775 points and Canada's Brianne Theisen-Eaton with 6,653 points. 

Marathon women

Latvia's Jeļena Prokopčuka finished 12th in Sunday's women's marathon event. The Olympic veteran, known best for winning the New York Marathon twice, finished in 2:24:4 hours.

Jemina Sumgong of Kenya won the gold, followed by Eunice Kirwa or Bahrein and Mare Dibaba of Ethiopia with the bronze.

Latvia's Ilona Marhele finished 61st, while Ariana Hilborna took the 106th place in the same discipline.

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