Perhaps without the drama and tension of the Orson Welles Oscar winning movie Citizen Kane our very own Kevin KANE plays a large and impressive part in an IBU TV Video on the recent distribution of over on million Euros’ worth of equipment and supplies from the IBU Supplier’s Pool. Check for Kevin and Video (and Kevin, do not think you get to keep
For the past few seasons we have occasionally reported on the success of Andrew Musgrave in our sister sport of Cross Country. But, this time it is the other Andrew from Huntly NSC, Andrew YOUNG who deserves praise, admiration and many congratulations on becoming the first ever GBR athlete to stand on the Cross Country World Cup Podium. He finished 3rd in the FIS
IBU Qualification Points (QPs) have replaced “percentages” as the method for athletes to qualify for OWG, World Cup, World Champs and IBU Cups. They are similar to the long tried and tested “FIS Points” for Alpine & Cross Country. Unlike percentages an athlete can be evaluated with IBU QPs from IBU Cup level upwards. The QPs are only awarded in Individual
Russia came from behind to beat Norway by just 3.1 seconds in the Men’s 4 x 7.5 km Relay today at WC 2. But, in the morning race, the German women were pipped at the post by just 0.2 seconds when Dorothea Wierer ran a superb anchor leg for Italy in the 4 x 6 km event. Obviously no GBR women’s team, but the
All three GBR athletes showed some improvement from last week, with better shooting all-round. Scott Dixon 0-1 and Marcel LAPONDER 1-1 helped to keep the Men in 25th place in the WC Nations Cup. Amanda LIGHTFOOT (3-1) fell and badly bruised her knee during warm-up, but also improved although is still having problems in her Prone shooting. But the really good
A wonderful performance from the German Women’s team in the WC 2 Sprint at Hochfilzen today, saw them finish 1 (Franziska HILDEBRANDT) – 2 (Maren HAMMERSCHMIDT) – 3 (Miriam GOESSNER. Not to be outdone Simon SCHEMPP then won the Men’s Sprint for Germany. The first two women and Schempp all live in Ruhpolding – home of the British Championships next month!
Although he officially retired in March, Kevin KANE has been training in Norway with his Regimental team (3 RHA) and has flown down to join the Men’s Relay Team at Hochfilzen on Sunday. With only three active male athletes currently WC qualified, we are grateful to Kevin (who holds WC qualification from last season) for returning to the fray. Alex GLEAVE, fresh from an IBU
Almost 20 years after winning his first ever World Cup (Individual, Antholz 1996), and two years after the last of his 7 Olympic Gold Medals, the amazing 41 year old Norwegian, Ole Einar BJØRNDALEN recorded his 95th World Cup victory in the 20 km Individual at WC 1 in Östersund. Add another 12 World Championship Golds and he is already well over 100 victories. plus