Bellisle Wins Third Gold At Masters International Championships

By Bill Kellick | March 25, 2018, 4:01 p.m. (ET)

Martha Bellisle (center) and Julia Collins (left) on the podium after the women's 55+ individual

KONTIOLAHTI, Finland (March 25, 2018) -- American Martha Bellisle won her third gold medal of the week on Sunday as the 21st Biathlon Masters International Championships came to a close in Kontiolahti. Bellisle, who had previously won gold in the women's 55+ sprint and relay events, took home the gold medal in Sunday's women's 55+ 7.5-kilometer individual event. She hit 16 of 20 targets and crossed the line with a winning time of 41 minutes, 23.9 seconds.

Her partner on the gold-medal winning relay, Julia Collins, finished second to capture the silver medal. Collins hit 14 of 20 targets on the range and finished 6:06.8 behind Bellislle.

Other U.S. finishers on Sunday were David Shaw who placed 13th in the men's 60+ individual, Walter Warwick, who placed 14th in the men's 45+ individual, and Dan Knauss, who finished 21st in the men's 50+ individual.