The Weekend Roundup is back! Just because the Olympics are over doesn't mean the season is finished. Catch up with the renewed World Cup action in Lahti, Finland, the IBU Youth World Championships, and the Vasaloppet.
Casey Smith capped off his four career appearances at World Youth and Junior Championships with a 37th-place showing in the individual in Obertilliach Austria. While he's hoping to make the cut for U26 Championships, Jake Dalberg, who placed 52nd despite rifle problems, is headed next to Italian Military Championships.
Canada's Macx Davies realized midway through the 15 k individual race that in order to have a good result, he needed to knock down all of his remaining targets. So he did, and skied to a career-best eighth-place finish. Rose-Marie Côté led the junior women with 22nd place and Canada was strong across the board.
Once again, early penalties seemed to put Sean Doherty's medal in jeopardy. But clean, fast shooting and quick skiing in the later stages of the youth men's 12.5 k individual put the American back on the podium for a record third time, and he earned his second silver medal of this year's World Youth Championships to go with gold from the pursuit.
After graduating from high school and joining the Biathlon Alberta Training Centre for her first season of full-time training, Sarah Beaudry wanted more from her third Youth World Championships appearance than a couple more finishes in the 20's and 30's. On Tuesday, she got it - a fifth-place result that was just 20 seconds from the podium.
Christian Gow and Stuart Harden continued solid Championships racing that was nonetheless not quite what they were hoping for, finishing 16th and 18th in the junior and youth pursuits. For America, Casey Smith turned in one of the more impressive pursuit performances of the day, missing a single shot and climbing 20 places to 23rd.