The biographical information was provided by the Vancouver Organizing Committee (VANOC) for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games.
Club name: Tornado Moscow: Moscow, Soviet Union
Coach: Aleksei Chistyakov (tornadoclub.ru, 25 Sep 2009)
Position / Style: Forward (IIHF, 24 Sep 2009)
Handedness: Shoots left (IIHF, 24 Sep 2009)
As the pilot for the USA-1 bobsled, I broke a 62-year gold medal drought when my sled, the 'Night Train" won the Olympic title at the 2010 Vancouver Games. A degenerative eye condition nearly caused me to quit my sport in 2008, but corrective surgery restored my vision to 20-20.