Dunklee Finishes 16th in Ostersund Sprint
Dunklee Finishes 16th in
OSTERSUND, SWE (November 29, 2013) – Susan
Dunklee (Barton, VT) led Team USA at today’s World Cup 7.5-kilometer sprint
in Ostersund. Starting with bib #6, Dunklee cleaned prone and led in the early
stages of the race, finishing with a time of 21:41.9, with one penalty in
“Putting both the shooting and skiing pieces together
today is a great confidence booster for me,” said Dunklee. “I can't wait for
the pursuit this weekend. The times were close so there will be lots of great
athletes to ski around.”
Ann Kristin Aafedt Flatland (NOR) won with clean
shooting and a time of 20:41.2. Russia’s Olga Zaitseva took second (20:57.1/0),
and Tora Berger (NOR) finished third posting a time of 21:03.2 and one penalty.
Dunklee will race for Team USA in Sunday’s 10km
pursuit starting at 5:30am (ET).
Annelies Cook (Saranac Lake, NY)
finished 55th with a time of 23:09.2 and two penalties in standing. Sara
Studebaker (Boise, ID) posted a time of 23:27.9 and two penalties in
standing for 71st . Hannah Dreissigacker (Morrisville, VT) finished 93rd
(24:55.6/4+1). Extended results from today’s race are available here.
Racing resumes in Ostersund tomorrow with the men’s
10km sprint beginning at 9:15am (ET). Live stream coverage will be available here.