Anna Orlova

Anna Orlova is a retired Latvian luger who competed at six Winter Olympics between 1992 and 2010. She won the silver medal in the mixed team event at the 2003 FIL World Luge Championships in Sigulda, Latvia and finished fourth in the women’s singles event at those same championships.

Orlova also won two medals in the mixed team event at the FIL European Luge Championships with a gold in 2010 and a bronze in 2006. She had her best individual finish in the European championships of sixth in 2010.

Her best finish at the Winter Olympics was seventh in the women’s singles event at Turin in 2006. She came eleventh in the same event in 2010.

She is one of three Latvians to compete at at least six Olympic Games. The others are biathlete Ilmārs Bricis (also six Winter Olympics) and shooter Afanasijs Kuzmins (eight summer Olympics). She is the first athlete to compete in Luge at six Olympic Games (Italian Gerda Weissensteiner competed at four Olympics in Luge and two in Bobsleigh).

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