GB Athletes & Officials

GB Senior Team

Amanda Lightfoot

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  • Age: 32 years
  • Hometown: South Shields

Background:

I was first introduced into biathlon back in 2007 with the Army Adjutant General’s Corps Team. I won all novice prizes in my first year and got selected to join the GB national team in Ruhpolding in 2008. In 2009 I qualified for the World Cup stage after participating in just three IBU Cups prior and qualified for my first World Championships that year also. I have competed at two Olympic games for Team GB, Sochi 2014 and PyeongChang 2018. I am now on the dedicated and motivated road to Beijing 2022 which will be my final Olympic Games.

Biathlon Experience:

I have been racing for 12 years on the Biathlon circuits creating some of the best results for Great Britain. I have a lot of experience training with some of the best teams in the world and this has helped me to stay dedicated and be a professional athlete.

Hobbies and Interests:

My hobbies and interests include singing, reading, yoga, ski touring and watching movies.

Vincent Fountain

Vinny Fountain
  • Age: 28 Years Young
  • Hometown: Nottingham

Background:

Started biathlon in 2011 and after having a very successful season, I was selected for summer training with the NDS. I Competed in my first IBU races in the season of 2015/2016 and gaining a world champs qualifier in the season of 2016/2017. I continued with biathlon because not only is it a new challenge but it can be different every day and can definitely be full of surprises. Good and bad.

Hobbies and Interests:

Apart from dedicating all my effort and time into biathlon training and racing, I like to play and watch football, listen to music, meet with friends and family, chill and relax, swim and also go to the gym.

Adam Peacock

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  • Age: 27
  • Hometown: Bromsgrove

Background:

Having started Biathlon in the 2016/2017 season it is still a sport I am relatively new at and still learning the ropes. Making my international debut in January 19, I have gone on to have a full summer training in Ruhpolding and am now racing with the team for the 19/20 season. Having had a few podiums at the British championships in recent years I am looking to put this summer’s training into practice and deliver some good results on the international circuit.

Hobbies and Interests:

Running in general and marathon running especially.

GB Junior Team

Shawna Pendry

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  • Hometown: Font Romeu, France

Background:

I started xc skiing when I was 8 years old with my local ski club in France, at 11years old I started 10 m biathlon when I joined my school ski team and at 15 years old I started 50m biathlon. In 2017 I participated for the first time in the British biathlon championships and became Junior Champion. I raced my first international season as a Junior for Great Britain in 2018/2019 with my best result being 50th in the Open European Championships shooting clean and qualifying for the pursuit race.

Hobbies and Interests:

Skiing, cooking, reading and outdoor activities with friends and family.

Beinn Horsfall

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  • Hometown: Grenoble, France

Background:

Beinn is a member of Ski Nordic Chartreuse, and studies at the University of Grenoble Alps. (Grenoble University helps promising athletes to achieve both sporting and academic success by customizing their timetables.)

He started nordic skiing at the age of 9 when some athletes (including GB Cross Country Elite Squad’s James Clugnet) came to the annual fair in his village and setup a lazer biathlon course in the grass – after that he was hyped about biathlon, joined the local club and fell in love with the sport. Beinn’s parents love the challenge, fun and adrenalin of many sports, which is why they moved to the French alps and why they’re so supportive of Beinn. They got him into the whole “sport mania” at a very young age.

To see British athletes, Andrew Musgrave and James Clugnet, being serious potential Olympic medal winners is very encouraging to Beinn.

Hobbies and Interests:

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Titus Clark

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  • Hometown: Calne, Wiltshire

Background:

Titus is a member of Wessex Biathlon and Nordic Ski Club. He has been on Alpine skis for as long as he could walk but is a relative newcomer to Nordic which he has been doing since 2017. In his first year skiing he held the U16 Scottish Rollerski champion title. This season he is taking part in a number of races and training camps as both a Nordic skier and a biathlete. In the most recent IBU Junior Cup placing just shy of top 100. He uses Swix and Madshus Poles, Madshus Boots and Atomic Skis and a 1827F Anschütz Rifle.

BBU Support Staff

Ilario Maddalin

Ilario
  • Role: Head Coach
  • Age: 27
  • Nation: Italy

Background:

XC skier and a Biathlete. Competed at both national and international level from the age of 5 until 18 years of age. Competed In both MTB and Road Bike racing from the age of 16 until 25.

Wax technician at international level working for the Polish World cup team and Great Britain World cup team. International coach since 2017. Olympic Head Coach at Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Games for Great Britain.

Co-operated with the Swedish team from 2016/18 and for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Shooting coach for the Japanese World Cup Team season 2018/19. Head Coach GBR Team 2019 to present.

Hobbies and Interests:

Biking, Running, Skiing, Cooking and Traveling

Mattia Quinz

Mattia
  • Role: Wax Technician
  • Age: 27
  • Nation: Italy

Background:

XC skier and biathlete. Competed at both national and international level from the age of 6 until the age of 20. Ski instructor since 2014. Wax technician and coach for the children for the home ski team until 2016. Degree in civil engineering in 2019. Wax technician for GBR Team 2019 to present.

Hobbies and Interests:

Skiing, hiking, running, traveling and playing football

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