Emil Hegle Svendsen
Sport: Biathlon
Birthdate: July 12, 1985
Birthplace: Trondheim, Norway
Hometown: Trondheim, Norway
Residence: Lillehammer, Norway
Ht: / Wt: 6'1" / 170 lbs
Olympics: 2006
Teammates: Ole Einar Bjørndalen, Halvard Hanevold, Tarjei Boe

Getting to know: Emil Hegle Svendsen

Made his Olympic debut at the 2006 Torino Games as a 20-year-old ... Two years later, the "Prince" became a two-time world champion, pushing his esteemed teammate, "Biathlon King" Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, into the silver position in both races ... Finished third in the 2008-09 overall World Cup standings despite missing several races due to illness.


DateEvent RankResults
Sun, Feb 14 - 11:15a10km SprintMedal Silver224:20.0
Thu, Feb 18 - 1:20p20km IndividualMedal Gold148:22.5
Fri, Feb 26 - 11:30a4 x 7.5km RelayMedal Gold11:21:38.1
Tue, Feb 16 - 12:45p12.5km Pursuit 8+52.0
Sun, Feb 21 - 11:00a15km Mass Start 13+45.0

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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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