Russian cross country skier who won five Olympic gold medals over three different Olympics. She won three golds in the 4 x 5 km event.
She won her first gold medal in International Competition at the 1987 World Championships in Oberstdorf, Germany.
She received a two year ban from competition after a positive drug test at the 2002 Olympics.
She has a daughter named Alicia with her husband Gennadi.
She won gold at the 1992 Olympics where Michael Jordan led the Dream Team to gold in basketball.