German biathlete, Olympic gold medalist, and the most successful woman of all time at the Biathlon World Championships.
She started training for biathlons when she was nine years old and won five junior world championship titles from 2004 to 2006.
She was the youngest Overall World Cup winner in the history of the International Biathlon Union.
She was in a two-year relationship with fellow biathlete Franz Perwein.
She competed in the 2010 Winter Olympic games, much like Japanese figure skater Mao Asada.