Top 25 for Bailey in Individual
RUHPOLDING, Germany (January 11, 2014) – Lowell Bailey (Lake Placid, NY) had a strong performance today in Ruhpolding, shooting 18 out of 20, crossing the finish with a time of 51:22.3 for 25th place in the 20-kilometer individual. Bailey was 2:23.8 back from Emil Hegle Svendsen (NOR), winning the distance with a time of 48:58.5 and one penalty. Alexey Volkov (RUS) was second (49:13.1/+0), Evgeny Ustyugov (RUS) was third (49:15/+1).
“I went into today's race with no expectations other than getting a race start after being sidelined with a cold for the past two weeks,” said Bailey. “ I felt better than I expected and was definitely happy with the result. The one downside was my last shot. I just took a bad shot. Every once in a while that happens, but it hurts a little bit more when it's the last shot of the race. I’m looking forward to the pursuit tomorrow.”
Leif Nordgren (Marine, MN) finished 53rd (53:53.6/+4), and Tim Burke (Paul Smiths, NY) finished 56th (54:05.2/+5). Extended results from the men’s individual are available here .
Bailey, Nordgren and Burke will start in tomorrow’s 12.5k pursuit beginning at 7:25am (ET). Susan Dunklee (Barton, VT) will race for Team USA in the women’s 10k pursuit at 5:15am (ET). Both races will be webcast live here
Top 10 for Dreissigacker in Riduan
Hannah Dreissigacker (Morrisville, VT) posted a 10th place finish (52:18.4/+2) in the women’s 15k individual at the IBU Cup in Riduan, Italy. Tracy Barnes (Durango, CO) finished 26th (54:55.6/+), and Sara Studebaker (Boise, ID) finished 35th (56:09.4/+4). Extended results from the women’s individual are available here.
Russell Currier (Stockholm, Maine) posted the top finish - 23rd (57:54.8/+4) - for Team USA in the men’s 20k individual. Sean Doherty (Center Conway, NH) was 51st (1:00:08.1/+4), Jeremy Teela (Heber City, UT) finished 52nd (1:00:09.9/+4), and Casey Smith (Winthrop, WA) was 69th (1:02:02.2/+4). Extended results from the men’s individual are available here.
IBU Cup racing continues tomorrow in Riduan, Italy with the men’s and women’s sprint events. Start lists and results are available here. Three women and two men will be nominated to the US Biathlon 2014 Olympic Team from the IBU Cup races in Ridnaun. US Biathlon will announce the nominated athletes on Monday, January 13.