News from the IBU's Extraordinary Congress, which voted against eight-year sanctions but favored "significantly higher fines for national federations and a reduction of seasonal start quotas for breaching the Anti-Doping Rules"
IBU deprived Wednesday, 8th February, Russian Tyumen Biathlon Championships in 2021 at an extraordinary IBU congress (headphoto), after being threatened by WADA. The consequence could be that no bi…
Nice photo from behind the action just came in from Jochen Anschutz. The Anschutz World Cup Service team are in Hochfilzen doing what they do best! Pictured of course is Canada's own Rosanna Crawford and Benjamin Wirthgen from J. G. Anschütz. Best of luck Rosanna! Thanks Jochen!
February 8, 2017The IBU conducted an Extraordinary Congress today in Fieberbrunn, Austria. Congress delegates, representing 46 IBU member federations voted on the three proposals from the athlete’s letter of January 13, 2017:1. Longer bans (up to 8 years) for athletes convicted of anti-doping rule v...
Laura Dahlmeier commented on today's win, "“It is an amazing day for all of us. It’s great to win on the first day and have the pressure off.”#hochfilzen2017
NEWS: “At night I dream about crossing the finish line and knowing that I have won a medal in my home World Championships." - Will Martin Fleig's dream become a reality? #Finsterau2017 #Paranordic
World Champs starts tomorrow with the mixed relay! Our team is Julia, me, Brendan, Scott G! Race start 14:45. #getyourcowbell #gocanadago #hochfilzen2017 #timetoplay
Well Folks, this has been quite an exciting race weekend for me! I am currently in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic, and just finished competing in the Junior Open European Championships. Thursday was the individual, which didn’t go so well, I only hit 12/20, skied ok, and ended up 69th. Saturday was a new day, and a Sprint, in which I hit 9/10, managed to not hit a rabbit which bolted across a downhill in front of me, and ended up 7th out of 108 Junior women. So for the Pursuit today, (Sunday) I was set to start in bib 7, 36 secs behind the leader. I felt solid on skis, and cleaned both my prone bouts, and was able to lead the race for the for the first part of the last 3 loops. I missed one shot in both my standing bouts, and left the range in 1st on my last loop. On the last hill, even though there was a ridiculous amount of extra loud cheering, from my teammates and other coaches/countries, I wasn’t able to hold off the extremely fast Czech girl, Marketa Davidova. I finished 2nd and was ridiculously stoked with my race, as it was super good shooting for me, fast skiing, and my best international result thus far! Thank to all the folks in Canada who got up in the early hours to watch the live results, and everyone for the messages! Also to LEKI and Salomon for my incredible equipment, and volunteers here in Nove Mesto. I’ll be here training for the next week, getting ready for JWCH which starts on February 22 in Slovakia. Photos taken by Emily Dickson
Marketa Davidova doubled her fun with victory number 2 today, despite 6 penalties in today's IBU JOECH pursuit. Her time was 33:40.7. She passed battled Canada's Megan Bankes throughout the competition; Bankes with two penalties finished second, two seconds back. The Bronze medal went to Russia's Ksenia Zhuzhgova with one penalty, 7.7 seconds back.
Big day for the Czech Republic with a sweep of the IBU JOECH pursuits, Marketa Davidova takes her second win after the sprint win yesterday. Milan Zemlicka and Ondrej Santora go 1-2 in the men's pursuit.
Kristoffer Skjelvik won the first IBU Cup title of his career and shot clean for the first time. Tarjei Boe finished second with a spectacular last loop and a diving finish against Timur Makhambetov. Tarjei's prize was a trip to the IBU WCH to compete in the sprint and pursuit. Congratulations to both!
Marketa Davidova of the home team Czech Republic, with a single penalty thrilled he local fans with her 22:24.2 women’s sprint victory and Gold medal this morning at the IBU JOECH. In the afternoon’s men’s sprint, Nikita Porshnev of Russia, with one penalty won in 27:26.8, narrowly topping Sebastian...
There is 1 week until the IPC Biathlon World Champs in #Finsterau2017! Here is my interview with Canada's Mark Arendz! :-) https://biathlon23.wordpress.com/2017/02/04/mark-arendz-the-interview
Biathlon (women's 7.5 km sprint): CAN Jessica Paterson finishes 22nd (24:51.4). CAN Eveline Juce DNS. Biathlon (sprint 7,5 km féminin): CAN Jessica Paterson termine 22e (24:51,4). CAN Eveline Juce DNS. Men’s 10 km Sprint /Sprint 10 km masculin 40. Seamus Boyd-Porter, St. John’s, Nfld., 31:29.4; 45. Sasha Eccleston, Hinton, Alta., 34:46.2; 50. Reagan Mills, Truro, N.S., 37:40.8. #WUAlmaty2017 #equipecanada2017UH #almaty2017wu #teamcanada2017wu
Cross Country & Biathlon
After the IBU OECH in Duszniki Zdrój last week, many of the top athletes headed off to prepare for the IBU World Championships after last minute qualifying, while others headed south for IBU Cup 6 in snowy Osrblie, Slovakia this weekend.