Megan Imrie

Relay Medal Slips Out of Canada’s Grasp with Late-Stage Shooting Collapse

Coming into the last prone stage of Friday's Olympic relay, the Canadian women were in second place - an unprecedented position. But five spare rounds and two penalty loops from Zina Kocher knocked them back into 8th. Even though It was still their best Olympic relay result ever, disappointment showed: "This is a relay we could have medaled in, flat out," said High Performance Director Chris Lindsay.

After Last-Minute Call, Imrie Represents Canada for First Time in Women’s Mass Start

Megan Imrie sensed there was a chance she could race Monday's Olympic biathlon mass start, but she didn't think it was a very good chance. Settled in at the athletes' village that evening, she received a call informing her that she could, 1 1/2 hours before the start. Imrie became the first Canadian woman to race an Olympic mass start, and raced the format for the first time in her career.

Canadian Biathletes Rocket on to IBU Cup Scene with Five Top-10’s in Opening Sprint (updated)

Nathan Smith claimed his first IBU Cup podium in two years by placing second to Russia's Timofey Lapshin in Idre today; Marc-Andre Bedard was seventh and Brendan Green ninth, while Megan Imrie and Megan Heinicke placed sixth and seventh in the women's race. One race into the season, Canada leads the IBU Cup standings - ahead of Norway, Russia, and Germany.

For Underfunded Canadian Athletes, Pursu.it Offers Thousands of Dollars of Hope

Former Olympic kayaker Julia Rivard decided to use the Kickstarter model and her own tech smarts to make a fundraising website only for athletes. A year later 20 Canadians, including three biathletes, have started campaigns on the site and more than half surpassed their goals. Rosanna Crawford has raised $18,000 with partner Brendan Green: "It feels like a weight has been lifted."

After a Mid-Winter Detour Home to Manitoba, Imrie Fired Up for Second Olympics

When the 2013 season turned into a disaster for Canadian biathlete Megan Imrie, she headed back to her parents' ranch for a few weeks of checking the traplines, bonfires and picnics in the snow, and spending time with her horses. The chance to rejuvenate mid-winter has her ready to go for Sochi, and these days you'll find her making the most of on-snow training with the national team.

Kocher’s Top-Ten Continues Canada’s Roll; Perras, Crawford Also Qualify for Pursuit

ÖSTERSUND, Sweden – After watching teammate Jean Philippe Le Guellec win Canada’s first World Cup earlier in the afternoon, Zina Kocher had her work cut out for her to stay on task for her own 7.5 k sprint. “It was so exciting,” she told FasterSkier. “It took me actually a long time before my race to just calm down, because we were so excited. We watched the flower ceremony, and I was so pumped up...

Canada’s Zina Kocher took steps to overcome a solid yet frustrating World Championships series by placing ninth in the last World Cup sprint of the season, which was held in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia on Friday. The result tied her best of the season. Coming off a six-race series at World Championships in Ruhpolding, Germany, Kocher said she actually felt great on Friday. “I had no idea how i would feel this week,” she wrote in an...

After Strong Start from Imrie, Canadian Women Fade From Shooting Errors; Kocher Revives Hopes, Climbs to 13th

RUHPOLDING, Germany – After a week where not many team members were satisfied with their performances, the Canadian women’s squad crafted a new strategy for the 4 x 6 kilometer relay on Saturday. In most cases, Megan Imrie and Zina Kocher have skied the first two legs. But not this time: for World Championships, the women wanted to mix things up. “We just decided to try switching it because usually Megan and Megan and Yolaine...