April 08, 2011 (Khanty Mansiysk, Russia) – Canada’s Jody Barber and Mark Arendz fired just short of the podium in the 7.5-kilometre biathlon competition on Thursday at the IPC World Championships in Khanty Mansiyski, Russia.
Barber, of Smithers, B.C., racked up her third fourth-place finish of the week. The 2010 Paralympian missed two shots in her second and final bout of shooting to clock a time of 27 minutes, 59.6 seconds in the women’s standing category.
Barber was 90 seconds off the podium pace. Oleksandra Kononova, of the Ukraine, posted a golden time of 24:43.7. Poland’s Katarzyna Rogowiec locked up the silver medal at 25:35.6, while Finland’s Maija Loytynoja finished ahead of Barber in third at 26:34.7.
Meanwhile, Canada’s Mark Arendz, continued his quest for his first World Championship medal. The 21-year-old, of Springton, P.E.I., who finished second overall on the IPC Biathlon circuit this year, posted a sixth-place time of 22:05.3 after missing just one shot in his first stop at the range.
Russia’s Kirill Mikhaylov set the time to beat at 20:41.5 to take the gold medal.