|Birthdate:||August 18, 1976|
|Birthplace:||Fuessen, West Germany|
|Ht: / Wt:||5'10" / 159 lbs|
|Teammates:||Andreas Birnbacher, Simon Schempp, Arnd Peiffer|
The biathlon star of the 2006 Torino Games, with three gold medals ... "Michi" beat out Formula One driver Michael Schumacher for German Sportsman of the Year after this Olympic triple ... Recovered from a messy splits with his coach and long-time girlfriend in 2008 to regain his spot among the biathlon elite ... Dates a member of the German national team.
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.