Ingrīda Amantova

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Olympic medal record
Luge
Bronze 1980 Lake Placid Women's singles

Ingrīda Amantova (born June 21, 1960, Cēsis[1]) is a Latvian-born Soviet luger who competed during the early 1980s. Competing in two Winter Olympics, she won the bronze medal in the women's singles event at Lake Placid, New York in 1980 and finished fourth in the same event at the following Winter Olympics in Sarajevo. This was the only instances Soviet or Latvian athletes won Olympic medals in women's luge.[2]

Amantova's best overall Luge World Cup finish was second in 1982-3. She was three times the champion of Soviet Union in luge.[1]

She was mainly training on the domestic track near Sigulda. The track was open in the 1970s and became the first one in Soviet Union. Amantova belonged to the first generation of Soviet athletes who used the track and demonstrated top-level results.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "Ingrīda Amantova". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 4 April 2013. 
  2. ^ Зарудный ,, Павел; Зеленков, Александр (February 25, 2006). "Золушки на ледяном желобе". Rossiyskaya Gazeta (in Russian). Retrieved 4 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Фейн, Игорь (February 2006). "Россия будет прирастать бобами". RE:АКЦИЯ (in Russian). Retrieved 4 April 2013. 

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