Rebeka Koha

Further Personal Information
Residence
Ventspils, LAT
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Latvian, Russian
Higher education
Coaching - Riga Stradins University: Liepaja, LAT
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport in 2010 at age 12 in Ventspils, Latvia.
Club / Team
Ventspils Olympic Centre: Latvia
Name of coach
Eduards Andruskevics, LAT, from 2011
Training Regime
She trains 18 hours a week.
International Debut
Year
2014
Competing for
Latvia
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Tel Aviv, ISR
General Interest
Hobbies
Singing, learning to play the guitar, basketball, tennis, boxing. (iwf.net, 12 Dec 2018; Athlete, 25 Oct 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2017 Junior World Championships in Tokyo, Japan, and bronze in the 58kg at the 2017 World Championships in Anaheim, CA, United States of America. (Athlete, 21 Sep 2018)
Hero / Idol
Irish UFC fighter Conor McGregor. (iwf.net, 12 Dec 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Be brave and believe in yourself." (iwf.net, 12 Dec 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 21 Sep 2018)
Other information
NATIONAL FIRST
Her two bronze medals in the 58kg total and snatch event at the 2017 World Championships in Anaheim, CA, United States of America, made her the first Latvian female weightlifter to win a medal at the world championships. (tvnet.lv, 30 Nov 2018; SportsDeskOnline, 30 Nov 2018)

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