Tobias Angerer started his cross country ski career in 1996 participating in several junior championships on an international level. His first gold win came in January 2004 winning the freestyle 30 km race beating Italian Pietro Piller Cottrer. A double world cup victory came in 2005 and 06 and a bronze at the Turin winter Olympics. Tobias or Toby as he is fondly called was born in Bavaria Germany on April 12th 1977. As part of the German cross country ski team with a height of 5ft 10 inches, he is expected to do extremely well at the Sochi Olympics.