Male Athlete Bios
Viktor Ahn, Olympic Speed Skater, Russia
Ahn, a short track speed skater, captured three gold medals during this year’s Winter Olympic Games. The medals were earned in the short track men’s 1000 meter race with a winning time of 1:24:102, the men’s 500 meter race with a winning time of 41.312 seconds and in the men’s 5000 relay. He also received a bronze medal in the men’s 1500 meter race.
Martin Fourcade, Olympic Biathlete, France
Fourcade, a French biathlete, won 2 gold medals in this year’s Winter Olympic Games. He received the medals in the men’s 12.5 km pursuit race with a winning time of 33 minutes, 48.6 seconds. Fourcade won his second gold medal in the 20 km individual race 49 minutes, 31.7 seconds. He was also the silver medal recipient of the 15 km mass start race.
Ole Bjoerndalen, Olympic Biathlete, Norway
Bjoerndalen, a Norwegian biathlete, captured two gold medals during the Winter Olympic Games. The first medal was earned in the men’s 10 km sprint with a winning time of 24 minutes, 33.5 seconds. His second medal was earned during the men’s skiathlon 15 km classic + 15 km mixed relay with a winning time of 38 minutes, 29.7 seconds.
Joergen Graabak, Combined Skier, Great Britain
Graabak, a Norwegian Nordic combined skier, took home two gold medals after the Winter Olympic Games. He received his first gold medal after finishing the Nordic combined individual Gundersen LH/10 km cross country race in 23 minutes, 27.5 seconds. His second gold medal was won as a team member in the 2×6 km women +2×7.5 km men’s mixed relay.
Renaud Lavillenie, Olympic Pole-vaulter, France
Lavillenie, a French pole-vaulter, broke the World Record for indoor pole vaulting at the Pole Vault Stars in Ukraine with a height of 6.16 meters.
Malcolm Smith, Football, United States
Smith, a linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks, was named the MVP of the Super Bowl XLVIII. The Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos 43-8.
Female Athlete Bios
Marit Bjoergen, Olympic Cross-country Skier, Norway
Bjoergen, a Norwegian cross-country skier, was awarded three gold medals during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. She received the gold medal in the women’s 7.5 km Free Skiathlon with a winning time of 38 minutes, 33.3 seconds, and a gold medal in the women’s 30km Mass Start with a winning time of 1 hour, 11 minutes, 5.2 seconds. Her third gold medal was won in the Ladies’ Team Sprint Classic.
Tina Maze, Olympic Ski Racer Slovenia
Maze, a Slovenian ski racer, received the gold medal in both the women’s giant slalom race with a winning time of 1 minute, 18.99 seconds and the women’s downhill with a time of 1 minute, 41.57 seconds at the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Darya Domracheva, Olympic Biathlete, Belarus
Domracheva, a Belarusian biathlete, took home three gold medals after the 2014 Winter Olympics. She earned all three medals in the women’s biathlon in the 10 km pursuit with a winning time of 29 minutes, 30.7 seconds; the 15 km individual with a winning time of 43 minutes, 19.6 seconds; and the 12.5 km mass start with a winning time of 35 minutes, 25.6 seconds.
Genzebe Dibaba, Olympic Runner, Ethiopia
Dibaba, an Ethiopian middle and long-distance runner, set three separate world records in 15 days. The first record, which Dibaba beat by three seconds, is the 1500 meter World Record. The second record was broken in the women’s indoor 3000 meters by nearly seven seconds, and the third was the two-mile record she beat with a time of 9:00:48, nearly six seconds less than the previous record holder.
Park Sueng-hi, Olympic Speed Skater, South Korea
Sueng-hi, a South Korean short track speed skater, received two gold medals and one bronze medal during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. Sueng-hi won gold in the ladies’ 1000 meter race with a winning time of 1:00:761, and the ladies’ 3000 meter relay with a winning time of 4:09:498. Sueng-hi’s bronze was earned in the 500 ladies’ meter finals.
Lee Sang-hwa, Olympic Speed Skater, South Korea
Sang-hwa, a South Korean long track speed skater, took the gold medal in the ladies’ 500 meter race at the 2014 Olympic Games with a winning time of 74.70 seconds.