At the age of ten she began curling. Her first major tournament was the 1996 European Championships in Copenhagen, where she won the gold medal right away. At the European Championships in 2001 in the Finnish Vierumaeki they finished third. At the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, she was the team of Skip Luzia Ebnöther and won the silver medal.
At the 2004 European Championships in Sofia, the 2005 European Championships in Garmisch -Partenkirchen and the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin Ott (as Skip) again second. In all three tournaments she had to admit defeat of the Swedish team of Anette Norberg Skip. With her second silver medal but Mirjam Ott is so far the only woman around the world, which has two Olympic medals in curling. In addition, it is four times national champion (1997, 2004, 2006 and 2008).
Together with Janine Greiner, Carmen and Valeria Spälty Shepherd, she won the bronze medal in the Curling Championship 2008 in Örnsköldsvik the gold medal at the Curling World Championships 2008 Canadian Vernon.
The Curling Championship 2009 in Aberdeen Ott won the silver medal with her team. The Round Robin had completed the team first. The Page playoff game against Denmark to win one, but lost the final against Germany with 5:7.
At the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver in 2010, she stood with her team in the small final and played for the bronze medal. The 3rd place match she lost against the Chinese team to skip Wang Bingyu with 6:12. At the 2012 World Championships in Lethbridge, she won the gold medal in the final against Sweden.
At the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi in 2014, she stood with their team again in the small final, but lost the opponents of Great Britain with 5:6.
Mirjam Ott is operating housekeeper and lives in Laax and Zurich.
Current team members ( Davos iFAS )
- Third Carmen Schaefer
- Second Carmen Küng
- Lead Janine Greiner
Olympic Winter Games
2014 4th place; 2010 4th place; 2006 silver; 2002 silver
2012 1 rank; 2011 5th place; 2009 5th place; 2008 Bronze; 2005 7th place; 1997 8 rank
2013 Bronze; 2012 5th place; 2010 Bronze; 2009 silver; 2008 Gold; 2007 4th place; 2006 Bronze; 2005 silver; 2004 silver; 2001 Bronze; 1996 Gold
Swiss Championship Elite
2012, 2011, 2009, 2008, 2006, 2004, 1997