Maija Tīruma

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Maija Tīruma
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Tīruma in 2014
Personal information
Born 28 November 1983 (1983-11-28) (age 33)
Riga, Latvia
Height 173 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 67 kg (148 lb)
Sport
Sport Luge

Maija Tīruma (born 28 November 1983) is a former Latvian luger who competed from 2000 to 2013. She won two bronze medals in the mixed team relay event at the FIL World Luge Championships (2008, 2009). Tīruma also won a gold medal in the mixed team relay event at the 2008 FIL European Luge Championships in Cesana, Italy and finished seventh in the women's singles event at those same championships. Competing in three Winter Olympics, she earned her best finish of ninth in the women's singles event at Vancouver in 2010.

Since 2013, she is the head coach of the Bobsleigh, Luge and Skeleton Club of la Plagne in France. Her younger sister Elīza Cauce is also an Olympic luger.

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