Russian cross-country ski champion who won six Olympic gold medals and two silvers at two different Olympic games.
She entered her first Olympics in 1992 where she would win a total of five medals.
She was disqualified for using bromantan at the 1997 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships and it effectively put an end to her career.
She married Igor Sysoyev in 1993.
She won gold in the 1992 Olympics where Alexei Kovalev helped take the Unified Team to the gold medal in men's hockey.