Professional biathlete who is recognized for having been one of the most medaled Olympians of the Winter Olympics. In 2014, he was named Best Male Athlete of the Winter Olympics by the International Sports Press Association.
He won 3 of 4 gold medals at the Junior Biathlon World Championships in 1993.
In 2001, he won the Beach Volleyball Championship at Laguna Beach.
He married fellow biathlete Darya Domracheva in 2016.
He and Emil Hegle Svendsen both competed on the same team.