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ⓘ Iluta Gaile is a Latvian businesswoman, politician and former luger, who competed at four Winter Olympic Games. She is a former deputy for Riga City Council. ..




                                     

ⓘ Iluta Gaile

Iluta Gaile is a Latvian businesswoman, politician and former luger, who competed at four Winter Olympic Games. She is a former deputy for Riga City Council.

                                     

1. Personal life

Gaile was born in Cēsis, Latvia SSR now Latvia, and grew up in Stalbe. As of 2017, Gaile lived in Sigulda. As a teenager, Gaile trained on the Cēsis track.

                                     

2. Sporting career

Gaile competed in the luge event at four Winter Olympic Games. She finished 10th in 1992, 17th in 1994, 14th in 1998, and 10th in 2002.

In 1988 and 1989, she came third in the USSR national championships, and in 1990, she came second in the event. In 1988, she won the Latvia SSR national championships, and in 1994, 1998, and 2000, she won the Latvian national championships. She was part of the Latvian team that won the 1991 Luge World Cup event in Germany. Her best individual result at the FIL World Luge Championships was 8th in 2001.

                                     

3. Political career

After retiring from luge, Gaile undertook a masters degree in entrepreneurship. She later setup a recruitment company, IG Konsultācijas. In 2005, she stood for the Peoples Party as a deputy for Riga City Council. She was not initially selected, but was given the seat after Jānis Freimanis died in 2006.

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