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Lowell Bailey's 5 Stages Of Becoming Team USA's First Biathlon World Champion

Feb. 16, 2017, 5:44 p.m. (ET)

Lowell Bailey made history by becoming the first-ever biathlon world champion from the United States when he took gold in the men's 20-kilometer individual in Hochfilzen, Austria. As the first of his kind, Bailey's reaction to victory can serve as a road map for future U.S. biathletes to follow when they win world titles. What are the emotions a new world champion goes through? As told by the expert, here are the five stages of victory.

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1) The Finish


2) Shock


3) Unbridled Joy


4) Relief


5) Celebration

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