Jakov Fak
Sport: Biathlon
Birthdate: August 1, 1987
Birthplace: Rijeka, Yugoslavia
Hometown: Mrkopalj, Croatia
Residence: Mrkopalj, Croatia
Ht: / Wt: 6'1" / 165 lbs

Getting to know: Jakov Fak

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.


DateEvent RankResults
Sun, Feb 14 - 11:15a10km SprintMedal Bronze324:21.8
Thu, Feb 18 - 1:20p20km Individual 5153:56.0
Tue, Feb 16 - 12:45p12.5km Pursuit 25+2:07.2
Sun, Feb 21 - 11:00a15km Mass Start 9+34.8

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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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