Ostersund sprint

Herrmann Rises to First IBU World Cup Win; Ransom 29th in Östersund

Just over a year and half ago, Germany’s Denise Herrmann took a giant leap and diverged from her career as a World Cup cross-country skier to stated at the time. “The switch to a new discipline will be a big challenge, I am aware of that, but I am confident that I can do it with diligence, courage, and determination!” After bouncing between the International Biathlon Union (IBU) Cup and IBU World Cup last season,...

Fourcade ‘From Another Planet’; Bailey 13th in First IBU World Cup Sprint

Just like in the 50 wins in the individual race on Wednesday. Despite starting early in bib 11, Fourcade knew no other athlete was likely to beat him in his current race shape when he manages to shoot no penalties, celebrating with both arms raised high as he crossed the line. And he immediately set his sight on another goal: winning three races in a row, four if you count his win in the single...

Habert Wins Östersund Sprint; Dunklee 27th; Ransom 38th with Clean Shooting

When eliminating all external variables, often the most consistent athletes come out on top in biathlon. After a wind lottery strongly influenced the individual race of the International Biathlon Union (IBU) World Cup opening week in Östersund, Sweden on she scored her first World Cup points in the individual race to start out her second season (and first full one) on the World Cup team. Biathlon Canada’s Rosanna Crawford finished 64th with one miss in each...

Egan Cleans for Career-Best 16th; All Four Canadian Women Onto Pursuit

Clare Egan had been hoping for a top 60 in the IBU World Cup sprint on Saturday. Imagine how she felt after placing 16th. "It gives me confidence that the work I am doing is good and that I am on the right track,” she explained. Annelies Cook placed 25th for the U.S., Rosanna Crawford led Canada in 22nd, and Zina Kocher, Julia Ransom and Megan Tandy also qualified for the pursuit.