Soule and Cnossen podium in biathlon at IPC World Cup
CABLE, Wis. - Team USA closed the International Paralympic Committee World Cup in Cable, Wis. today with a double podium in the 12.5-kilometer biathlon event. Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games bronze medalist Andy Soule (Pearland, Texas), 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. Lt., U.S. Navy, Dan Cnossen (Topeka, Kan.) 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, high performance director, U.S. Paralympics Nordic skiing. "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.“
Soule is now second, and Cnossen is tied for third in the overall IPC Biathlon WC standings. 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, Feb. 25-March 5, 2013.