|Birthdate:||December 10, 1977|
|Birthplace:||Ilmenau, East Germany|
|Ht: / Wt:||5'2" / 108 lbs|
|Teammates:||Kati Wilhelm, Simone Hauswald, Martina Beck|
There-time Olympic medalist and seven-time world champion in biathlon ... At the 2002 Salt Lake Games, Andrea and her older sister (and cross-country skier) Manuela became the first siblings to win relay gold medals at the same Winter Games in different sports ... Boyfriend, Tim Burke, is a 2006 and 2010 U.S. Olympian in biathlon.
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.