Makes up the one-man Croatian biathlon team ... Trains with the neighboring
Slovenian team ... Former Alpine skier converted to biathlon in 2001 and won
a world championship medal by the end of the decade ... Received an
estimated 20,000 e-mails and financial backing from the Croatian
Olympic Committee for his result.
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.