Sinta Ozoliņa-Kovala

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Sinta Ozoliņa-Kovala
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Sinta Ozoliņa-Kovala in 2012
Personal information
Born (1988-02-26) 26 February 1988 (age 29)
Riga, Latvian SSR
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 78 kg (172 lb)
Country  Latvia
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Javelin
Updated on 11 August 2012.

Sinta Ozoliņa-Kovala (born 26 February 1988) is a Latvian javelin thrower. She is the 2007 European Junior silver medalist.

Personal life[edit]

Ozoliņa was born on 26 February 1988 in Riga. She is married to javelin thrower Ainārs Kovals, who won silver at the 2008 Summer Olympics.


Ozoliņa-Kovala is coached by Valentīna Eiduka. In 2006, she competed at the World Junior Championships, reached the final and finished in sixth place. She won the silver medal at the 2007 European Junior Championships, finishing second only to Ukraine's Vira Rebryk.

In 2008, Ozoliņa-Kovala made her first appearance at the Summer Olympics. During the javelin throw qualification, she set a new Latvian record in javelin throw – 60.13m. This result also gave her a spot in the final, as that result was the twelfth best on the night. Two days later, in the final, Ozoliņa's best throw was 53.38m and she finished in 11th place.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
2005 World Youth Championships Marrakesh, Morocco 25th (q) 39.34 m
2006 World Junior Championships Beijing, China 6th 56.38 m
2007 European Junior Championships Hengelo, Netherlands 2nd 57.01 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 11th 53.38 m
2009 European U23 Championships Kaunas, Lithuania 9th 52.20 m
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 13th (q) 56.11 m
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 18th (q) 58.15 m
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 6th 59.34 m
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 20th (q) 58.86 m
2014 European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 11th 57.82 m
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 7th 62.20 m
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 14th (q) 57.58 m
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 14th (q) 60.92 m

Personal bests[edit]

Event Mark Venue Year
Javelin 60.13 m Beijing, China 2008

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Preceded by
Aiga Grabuste
Latvian Rising Sportspersonality of the Year
Succeeded by
Anastasija Sevastova