Soule and Cnossen Podium at IPC World Cup Biathlon
CABLE, Wisconsin (January 19, 2013) - Team USA closed the IPC World Cup in Cable, WI today with a double podium in the 12.5-kilometer biathlon event. 2010 Paralympic bronze medalist Andy Soule (Pearland, TX), ret., Army, posted a time of 38:30.3, with one penalty to take silver. Japan's Kozo Kubo won gold with a time of 37:07.2 and two penalties. U.S. Navy Seal Dan Cnossen (Topeka, Kansas) won bronze, his second career biathlon World Cup podium, with a time of 38:55.3 and four penalties.
“It was just one of those days when everything came together for me," said Soule. "It is very nice to be back on the podium, and especially nice to share it with a teammate.”
“What a tremendous way to end this great home event," said John Farra, USOC Paralympic Nordic Skiing High Performance Director. "Six races in seven days, everyone is beat, but these two saved just enough to get on the podium together and fire up the rest of the team as we prepare for World Championships in Solleftea, Sweden.“
Extended results from today's IPC World Cup can be found here. Team USA will travel to Solleftea, Sweden for the 2012 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships, February 25th - March 5th, 2013.