Alpensia/Pyeongchang/Republic of Korea - 2017 IPC Nordic Skiing World Cup in the Alpensia Biathlon Center, Pyeongchang -Biathlon Men's Sprint Visually Impared 7.5km. Iurii Utkin from Ukraine - Photo by Ivo Gonzalez/Pocog
Sunday was mixed relay day ... some feelings from Kontiolahti by random pics. IBU World Cup.
PyeongChang 2018 #Paralympics mascot Bandabi was at the start line for the biathlon races. Get a 360 view of the venue here. Follow live results on worldparanordicskiing.org
Many of you (and many athletes!) asked, following the success of the Korean Challenge, to do something similar with Finnish... well, we heard you all and played along with some familiar faces of the biathlon world, with Kaisa Mäkäräinen as the final judge to the skills of those who tried. #KON17
And just like that my race season is over!! Thank you so much to the Team BC staff, coaches and athletes for the amazing support this week. As always, it was awesome to spend the week with such a strong, enthusiastic group of people! I'm happy to announce that I am wrapping up this season with two more National and North American Championship medals! The first, a gold in the 10km Pursuit, and the second, a silver, in the 3x6km Team Relay. Of course, I also want to thank my relay teammates, Angus Tweedie & Jarod Algra, for putting in some really solid performances yesterday and driving our team to Silver! :) I also want to thank the hundreds of volunteers who worked tirelessly to make these championships run so flawlessly. Your hard work (especially in the ridiculously chilly weather conditions) certainly does not go unnoticed!! Finally, I want to thank my sponsors again for supporting me through another season, I am so honoured to have you all on my team! Now, I am already looking forward to the upcoming season.. Time to build, learn, improve and come back stronger in November! PG Motors Madshus Canada Nordic Marksman Elevate Me
For many, the conclusion of the 2017 CDN Nationals means is the end of their competition season. And for Team Ontario it is well earned. Yesterday, under glorious conditions of blue skies, and light to no wind, the team completed their final race... the mixed team relay. Not only must the team members must ski fast to keep their position, but also shoot well to avoid the penalty loop. With 8 shots to clean the bout, how can it be missed! In the Sr Men/Women race, comprising of Trevor Kiers, Alexandre Dupuis, and anchored by Erin Yungblut, played an excellent round of cat and mouse throughout the three legs against Team Alberta Alumni mixed team of Kurtis Wenzel, Zina Kocher, and Tyson Smith. Trevor started skied strong, maybe a little too strong into the range, where after shooting his eight allowable rounds, served three penalties but then returned strong into the range for his standing bout with zero misses. When entering the exchange zone, the team were in third position. At this point, Alexandre Dupuis kicked it in overdrive, and started his leg of the relay against Zina, who has already exchange with her teammate Kurtis Wenzel a 1:30 minute ago. Alex shot clean throughout his bouts, whereas Team Alberta had to circle the penalty loop twice, as Zina missed 1 in prone, and 1 in standing allowing Alex to a comfortable lead and gained a 4:30 minute lead in the final exchange The final leg of the race, was an interesting one, as not only did Team Alberta Tyson Smith needed to gain grounds of such a deficit in time, but also gain time by shooting clean in the range. Team Ontario Erin Yungblut kept her focus throughout her bouts, but was indeed pressed when Tyson entered the range behind her in the standing bout. Going head to head with Tyson, she was able to clean her standing by only using one of her spare, where Tyson needed all three. And as Nathan Smith younger brother, left the range smiling, gave chase to Team Ontario, where unfortunately for Team Ontario, regain the lead to secure a finish ahead of Team Ontario by 42.1 seconds. In the end, exchanges of congratulations through hugs and high five were shared between the two teams. Today, we see Team Ontario returning home, where for most, will begin their transition phase of their training plans. Congratulation to this year teams for all their achievements.
Félicitations Frédérique Pérusse, Jordan Russell et Oliver Holder pour votre première position lors du relais au Championnat Canadien à Canmore. Beau travail d'équipe!
CANMORE, ALTA. – Prince Edward Island has won its first national biathlon relay medal.
Finished the season with a 7th place in the single mixed with Sarah in Otepaa. We certainly left it all out there. Until next year
A victory for France but a nervous anchorman. Fillon Maillet, the hero of the day, was nervous before the start. “I was so stressed before the start, because I started after three really good legs and I had 25 seconds on Germany. I knew that Arnd Peiffer was very strong. We saw him win yesterday.”
Susan Dunklee on the first relay podium for the U.S. biathlon team in 23 years: "I have dreamed for a long time being able to run into the finishing pen and with a bib on and a rifle and greet my teammates as they come in. It’s so cool to finally do that, it's definitely a dream come true.” She and Lowell Bailey finished second in the single mixed relay in Kontiolahti, Finland.
Emotions and sportsmanship after the single mixed relay; thanks to Austria, USA and Germany for a great competition. Photos by IBU Photographer Evgeny Tumashov.
Quentin Fillon Maillet anchored the French mixed relay team to victory in 1:11:34.5 in the final competition this evening in Kontiolahti. The French team had nine spare rounds to second place Germany's ten spares; the Germans finished 11 seconds back. Third went to Ukraine, with a low six spares finished third, 27.1 seconds back.#KON17
L'épreuve individuelle et la poursuite Félicitations à tous les athlètes Dernière épreuve dimanche: le relais Bonne chance à vous tous!