Bobsledder who won a gold medal in the four-man race at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.
He began competing in the bobsled in 1998.
He has won numerous World Championships, including three consecutive times from 2003-2005.
He was born in Oelsnitz, Saxony, East Germany.
He was teammates with Andre Lange on the team that won the 2006 Olympic gold medal.