Bobsledder who has won myriad Olympic gold medals, including in 2006 when he won in both the two-man ad four-man event.
He was an extremely successful sprinter as a youth before taking up bobsledding.
In addition to the Olympics, he has won a large amount of World Championship and European Championship gold medals.
He was born in Potsdam, Brandenburg, East Germany.
For much of his career, Andre Lange was the pilot on his team.