Russian cross-country skier and two-time Olympic gold medalist, winning two golds and a silver at the 1998 Nagano games.
She won her first medal in International Competition at the 1995 World Championships.
She won a total of 14 medals between Olympic and World Championship events, including 6 golds.
She is the daughter of Alexandr and Yelena Danilova.
She won gold at the 1998 Olympics where figure skater Tara Lipinski also took home the gold.