Doherty Wins Historic 3rd World Championship Medal
OBERTILLIACH, Austria (January 29, 2013) - Sean Doherty (Center Conway, NH) made U.S. Biathlon history today winning silver in the Youth (U19) 12.5-kilometer individual race, his third podium of the 2013 Youth/Junior World Championships. This marks the first time a U.S. biathlete has won three individual medals in any single World Championship competition.
Doherty posted today's fastest skiing time (36:44.8) with three penalties, to finish just 5.6 seconds back from France's Aristide Begue, winning with a time of 36:39.2 and one penalty. Anton Myhda (UKR) took third (37:19./0+1+0+0). Extended results from today's Youth Men's 12.5-kilometer Individual are available here.
Jacob Ellingson (Minnetonka,MN) finished 21st in today's race, posting 40:24.9 (0+0+3+0). Jordan McElroy (Truckee,CA) finished 47th (42:46.9/2+1+1+2), and Brian Halligan (Ganesevoort, NY) placed 54th (43:29.8/1+1+3+2).
Anna Kubek (Duluth, MN) finished 38th in today's Youth (U19)Women's 10-kilometer Individual with a time of 38:41.7 (0+3+2+1.) Russia's Uliana Kaisheva won her third gold of the 2013 World Championships, dominating today's race posting 32:41.1, two penalties and a 1:20.9 minute lead at the finish. Yuliya Zhurakov (UKR) took second (34:02.0/0+1+1+0), Anastasiya Merkushyna (UKR) took third (34:13.5/0+2+0+1). Aleksandra Zakrzewska (Burlington, VT) finished 72d (44:22.9/3+2+2+2), and Mikaela Paluszek (Farmington, NH) finished 79th (46:05.6/4+2+2+3). Extended results from today's 10-kilometer Youth Women's Individual are available here.
The Youth / Junior Biathlon World Championships resume Wednesday and continue through February 1st. Keep up with the TEAM USA and their results by following our Twitter feed and by liking us on Facebook. A complete event schedule is available here and below.
2013 IBU Youth/Junior World Championship Schedule
Please note: All times are CET (6 hours ahead of Eastern Time)
30 Jan 10:00 Junior Women 12.5 km Individual
30 Jan 13:30 Junior Men 15 km Individual
31 Jan 10:00 Youth Women 3x6 km Relay
31 Jan 13:15 Youth Men 3x7.5 km Relay
01 Feb 10:00 Junior Women 3x6 km Relay
01 Feb 13:15 Junior Men 4x7.5 km Relay