Dunklee 25th in 10k Pursuit
OBERHOF, Germany (January 4, 2014) – Susan Dunklee (Barton, VT) had a strong performance for Team USA today, shooting 16 for 20 and posting a time of 37:16.3 for 25th place in the women’s 10-kilometer pursuit. Darya Domracheva (BLR) had her second victory of the weekend, finishing at 33:35.8/+3. Kaisa Makarainen (FIN) took second (34:10.4/+3), and Norway’s Synnoeve Solemdal finished third (34:47.5/+2). Annelies Cook (Saranac Lake, NY) finished 54th (43:00.8/+9). Extended results from the women’s pursuit are available here.
"One of my goals this year is to move up more often in pursuits by getting better at shooting in head-to-head conditions," said Dunklee. "Cleaning both prone stages today put me in the heart of the pack halfway through and I am very happy to have moved up several places."
Leif Nordgren (Marine, MN) finished 45th in today’s 12.5k pursuit with a time of 39:06.6 and three penalties. Emil Hegle Svendsen (NOR) won posting 34:47.7 and one penalty, Ole Einar Bjoerndalen (NOR) was second (35:23.3/+2), and Martin Fourcade was third (35:47.7/+2). Extended results from the men’s pursuit are available here.
World Cup 4 wraps-up in Oberhof tomorrow with the men’s and women’s mass start. Both races will be webcast live starting at 6:45am (ET) here
IBU Cup 4 Starts Tomorrow
The IBU Cup 4 kicks off in Ridnaun, Italy tomorrow with the first of two men’s and women’s sprints, key events in the selection of the remaining three women and two men that will be nominated to the 2014 US Biathlon Olympic Team to be announced on January 12th. Team USA’s roster for IBU Cup 4 includes: Lanny Barnes (Durango, CO), Tracy Barnes (Durango, CO), Hannah Dreissigacker (Morrisville, VT), Sara Studebaker (Boise, ID), Russell Currier (Stockholm, Maine), Sean Doherty (Center Conway, NH), Casey Smith (Winthrop, WA), and Jeremy Teela (Heber City, UT). Results and start lists will be available here.