Posted on 02 February 2011
February 02, 2011 (Nove Mesto, Czech Republic) – Italy’s Dorothea Wierer won her third race of the Youth and Junior Biathlon World Championships, finishing off her successful competition with a gold medal in the Junior Women’s 12.5km Individual event in a time of 40:56.8 and with only two missed shots. Olga Galich (RUS) received only one shooting penalty to grab the silver medal, 25.4s behind the dominant Italian. Florie Vigneron (FRA) also scored nearly perfect on her shooting, missing only one shot. She earned herself a bronze medal, finishing 1:14.7 back.
Canada’s Audrey Vaillancourt just missed the top 10, receiving only one shot on the final round of shooting. She finished 11th at 4:03.0 behind the winner. Team mate Yolaine Oddou (CAN) was just behind in lucky 13th, while Grace Boutot (USA) led her team mates with a 39th-place finish. Emma Lunder (CAN) wound up 52nd with Corrine Malcolm (USA) in 63rd.
Posted on 01 February 2011
February 01, 2011 (Nove Mesto, Czech Republic) – Ekaterina Zubova (RUS) won the youth women’s 7.5km pursuit, while the junior women’s 10km pursuit saw Italy’s Dorothea Wierer strike gold ahead of Russia’s Aleksandra Alikina and Germany’s Laura Dahlmeier in second and third, respectively.
Wierer led from start to finish, but the final standing shooting stage came down to the wire with Alikina. Wierer missed one shot, but her Russian competitor missed three, giving Wierer the advantage.
Audrey Vaillancourt (CAN) scored the top North American performance with 32nd place and only two shooting penalties. Canadian team mates Emma Lunder and Yolaine Oddou finished 38th and 39th, respectively. Grace Boutot (USA) took 42nd spot with five shooting penalties, with team mate Corrine Malcolm (USA) not far behind in 46th.
Zubova Tops Youth Podium Again
Zubova was followed by Anais Chevalier (FRA) in second and Elena Badanina (RUS) in third for a carbon-copy podium from yesterday’s sprint competition.
Kelly Kjorlien (USA) only had three shooting faults and logged the best North American result in the youth women’s race, placing 26th. Canada’s Rose-Marie Cote finished 39th with Sarah Beaudry (CAN) right behind in 40th. Julia Ransom (CAN) placed 47th, Danielle Vrielink (CAN) was 51st, Carla Wynn (USA) took 52nd, and Tara Geraghty-Moats (USA) was 57th.
Youth Women’s Results HERE.
Junior Women’s Results HERE.