Long overshadowed by teammate Simon Ammann (the Harry Potter look-alike who won two gold medals at the Salt Lake Games), Andreas Kuettel broke through to win his first world title in 2009... And that wasn't his only notable success of the year - in September, the 30-year-old won a celebrity cheese rolling championship in Switzerland.
|Fri, Feb 12 - 10:00a||Indiv. Normal Hill -- Qual.||23||120.5|
|Sat, Feb 13 - 9:45a||Indiv. Normal Hill -- 1st Rd.||35||110.0|
|Sat, Feb 13 - 11:01a||Indiv. Normal Hill -- Final Rd.||35||110.0|
|Fri, Feb 19 - 10:00a||Indiv. Large Hill -- Qual.||20||122.5|
|Sat, Feb 20 - 11:30a||Indiv. Large Hill -- 1st Rd.||22||105.2|
|Sat, Feb 20 - 12:47p||Indiv. Large Hill -- Final Rd.||24||204.9|
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.