Andrus Veerpalu
Sport: Cross-Country
Birthdate: February 8, 1971
Birthplace: Parnu, Soviet Union
Hometown: Otepaa, Estonia
Residence: Otepaa, Estonia
Ht: / Wt: 6'0" / 161 lbs
Olympics: 2006, 2002, 1998, 1994, 1992
Event: Men's 50km Mass Start

Getting to know: Andrus Veerpalu

Competing in his sixth Olympic Games, is the only winter athlete to represent Estonia at every Games since its independence from the Soviet Union ... Is the two-time defending Olympic champion at 15km, making a three-peat in 2010 unlikely ... Strongly favors the classical technique over freestyle ... His first name and the first names of his wife and four children all begin with the letter 'A'.


DateEvent RankResults
Sun, Feb 28 - 9:30a50km Mass Start 62:05:41.6

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    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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