NBC’s out here doing features on Americans they can promote to sell products like soap, shampoo, etc. and here I am out there looking for ladies like Latvian luger Eliza Cauce and find out she has dog print tattoos on her chest. I assume those are footprints dedicated to her dog, the one she’s photographed with multiple times on IG.
Eliza won bronze in a team event at the 2014 Sochi Games so there’s a good chance you’ll be seeing her on a podium at some point over the next two weeks.
The Olympics are much more fun when we learn about athletes who would never get a chance to show off their dog paw print tats before going back to obscurity.
- Swimming, hiking, cycling. (Athlete, 28 Oct 2017)
- Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
- “It depends on the track and what kind of relationship I have with it, but I always sit for five minutes [before competing] and get away from everything.” (Athlete, 28 Oct 2017)
- Memorable sporting achievement
- Competing at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 28 Oct 2017)
- Famous relatives
- Her older sister Maija Tiruma competed in luge at the Olympic Winter Games in 2002, 2006 and 2010, and has also served as an assistant coach of the Latvian national luge team. (Athlete, 28 Oct 2017; delfi.lv, 15 Dec 2012; SportsDeskOnline, 16 Feb 2010)
- Most influential person in career
- Her family, and her team. (Athlete, 28 Oct 2017)
- Hero / Idol
- Latvian BMX rider Maris Strombergs, Latvian skeleton slider Martins Dukurs. (Athlete, 28 Oct 2017)