Markus Schairer
Sport: Snowboarding
Birthdate: July 4, 1987
Birthplace: Bludenz, Austria
Residence: St. Gallenkirch, Austria
Event: Men's Snowboard Cross

Getting to know: Markus Schairer

Though he's only 22 years old, Markus Schairer has established himself as one of the premier snowboard cross racers in the world... During his breakout 2008-09 campaign, he won both the world title and the World Cup crown... At the Vancouver Games, the rising star has a chance to become the first Austrian Olympic snowboarding champion in history.


DateEvent RankResults
Mon, Feb 15 - 2:00pSnowboard Cross -- Medal Rd. 2380.00
Mon, Feb 15 - 10:30aSnowboard Cross Qual. 211:23.33

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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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