Vincent Defrasne
Sport: Biathlon
Birthdate: March 9, 1977
Birthplace: Pontarlier, France
Hometown: Pontarlier, France
Residence: Grangettes, France
Ht: / Wt: 5'9" / 139 lbs
Olympics: 2006, 2002
Teammates: Simon Fourcade, Martin Fourcade, Vincent Jay

Getting to know: Vincent Defrasne

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.


DateEvent RankResults
Sun, Feb 14 - 11:15a10km Sprint 5327:14.6
Thu, Feb 18 - 1:20p20km Individual 2652:14.9
Fri, Feb 26 - 11:30a4 x 7.5km Relay 61:23:16.2
Tue, Feb 16 - 12:45p12.5km Pursuit 22+1:57.2

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    Who am I?

    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.

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