|Birthdate:||March 9, 1977|
|Ht: / Wt:||5'9" / 139 lbs|
|Teammates:||Simon Fourcade, Martin Fourcade, Vincent Jay|
France's only returning Olympic gold medalist ... Became the first French male to win an Olympic gold medal in biathlon when he edged Norway's Ole Einar Bjoerndalen in the suspenseful 12.5km pursuit event ... Father of two is the elder statesman of a deep and talented French biathlon 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.