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Canada’s Crawford Wins BRONZE in Women’s 15K IBU WCup @ Ruhpolding for Career-first Podium and 20/20


January 11, 2018 (Rupholding, Germany) – Canada’s Rosanna Crawford, 29, nailed a career-best third landing on the podium in the women’s 15km individual start for the first time ever also delivering a perfect score on the range, another first for the Canmore, Alta. biathlete.

Women's podium (l-r) Makarainen 2nd, Wierer 1st, Crawford 3rd [P] Nordic Focus
Crawford was 21.2 seconds behind winner Dorothea Wierer (ITA), who shot clean as well. Kaisa Makarainen (FIN) took second with one penalty at 12.7 seconds behind.

Rosanna Crawford [P]
“I knew everyone’s eyes were on me in the last two shootings. Everyone was cheering for me; I have never experienced that before,” Crawford told

Rosanna Crawford [P]
“I am so excited; my fist podium and the first time hitting 20-for-20 as well. I really love Ruhpolding; it was my first World Juniors and my first World Cup and now my first podium so it is a very special place for me.”

Susan Dunklee (USA) [P] Nordic Focus
American Susan Dunklee posted the fastest ski time on the opening loop but suffered three penalties to finish 27th at 3:02.7 behind Wierer.

(l-r) Roddy Ward (HP Director), Rosanna Crawford, Emma Lunder, Julia Ransom, Sarah Beaudry [P] Nordic Focus
Canada’s Julia Ransom was 34th with two penalties at 3:35.0 followed by teammate Sarah Beaudry in 53rd at  4:18.6 also with two missed targets. American Clare Egan was 57th at 4:26.3 with three penalties while Canadian Emma Lunder was 67th with four penalties at 5:21.7 behind the winner

The BMW IBU World Cup 5 continues on Friday with the men’s 4×7.5km relay.


1. Dorothea Wierer (ITA) 41:29.0/+0
2. Kaisa Makarainen (FIN) +12.7/+1
3. Rosanna Crawford (CAN) +21.2/+0

27. Susan Dunklee (USA) +3:02.7/+3
34. Julia Ransom (CAN) +3:35.0/+2
53. Sarah Beaudry (CAN) +4:18.6/+2
57. Clare Egan (USA) +4:26.3/+3
67. Emma Lunder (CAN) +5:21.7/+4

Full results here.


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