|Birthdate:||July 31, 1986|
|Birthplace:||Khanty-Mansiysk, Soviet Union|
|Ht: / Wt:||5'4" / 116 lbs|
|Teammates:||Olga Zaitseva, Olga Medvedtseva, Anna Bogaliy-Titovets|
A Siberian native who started biathlon before a world-class training base has established in her hometown ... Starting in last place, skied the first leg of the Russian 4x6km relay team that won gold at the 2009 World Championships ... Always tries to shoot from the 17th lane ... Has ideas of creating a biathlon museum in her hometown with her mother.
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.