Pentathlete who won a gold medal in the modern pentathlete at his first Olympics, the 2004 Games in Athens.
He was 25 when he competed in his first Olympics.
He repeated his title by again winning gold at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
He was born in Rostov-on-Don, Russia.
He competed at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics, which both featured Kara Grant in the women's competition.