Ulla Zirne

Ulla Zirne

Birth date - 06.08.1995.

Birth place - Rīga

Municipality - Siguldas novads

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Instagram - @ulla_zirne

Height - 175 cm

In luge sport since - 2004

First coach - Ingrīda Amantova

Motto - Always do what you like and do it from the heart.

Hobbies - Traveling, photography, cooking, hiking, golf

Profession - Athlete, founder of "Ullalaaa Clothing"

Olympic experience:

XXIII Winter Olympic Games PyeongChang, South Korea 12th place in womens singles, 6th place in Team Relay;

XXII Winter Olympic Games Sochi, Russia 18th place in womens singles.


2018, 49th FIL European Championships 9th place;

2017/2018 season World Cup Overall 14th place in womens singles, 4th place in Team Relay Overall;

2016/2017 season World Cup Overall 13th place in womens singles, Nations Cup Overall 2nd place in womens singles,  Team Relay Overall 2nd place;

2017 - World Championships 40th place, Sprint 10th place, Team Relay 7th place;

2017 - European Championships 16th place;

2016 - World Championships 37th place

2016 - World Championships U-23 18th place

2014/2015 season World Cup Overall 25th place

2015 - European Championships 14th place

2015 - World Championships U-23 DNF;

2015 - World Championships DNF; 

2015 - Junior World Championships 11th place in womens singles, 1st place in Team Relay;

2013/2014 season World Cup Overall 26th place

2013/2014 season Junior World Cup Overall 23rd place

2014 - Junior World Championships 11th place in womens singles, 4th place in Team Relay;  

2014 - European Championships 15th place

2014 - Junior European Championships 4th place in womens singles,  2nd place in Team Relay; 

2012/2013 season World Cup Overall 40th place

2012/2013 season Junior World Cup Overall 12th place

2012/2013 season Youth World Cup Overall 23rd place

2013 - Junior European Championships 6th place in womens singles, 8th place in Team Relay;

2013 - Junior World Championships 12th place in womens singles, 6th place in Team Relay;

2011/2012 Youth World Cup Overall 1st place

2012 - Junior World Championships 7th place in Team Relay;

2012 - Youth Winter Olympics 3rd place in womens singles, 6th place in Team Relay;

2010/2011 season World Cup Overall 39th place;

2011 - Junior World Championships 20th place in womens singles, 5th place in Team Relay; 

2009/2010 season Youth World Cup Overall 12th place;

2010 - Junior World Championships 33rd place.


- How did you get involved in luge sport?

My mom worked at the track and hag arranged for me to participate in summer camp with Ingrīda Amantova.

- Your coaches during your professional career:

Ingrīda Amantova;
Kaspars Dumpis;
Krišjānis Eikens;
Mihails Arhipovs.

- Sled construction: do you build them yourself? Who taught you to build them?

My sled is built by Mārtiņš Rubenis, Kaspars Dumpis, Sandris Bērziņš. These are the people I learn from and help them with things I know, but before competitions I prepare the sled by myslef. 

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- What inspires you?

Nature, travelling, people, places, things and anything is around me- inspires me.

- Your favorite place on Earth?

Where I am now.

- What is your motivation?

Endless desire to improve and develop.

- What do you wish to new luge athletes and youth in general?

Listen to your heart, do what you like and do it with giving it all.


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