Name: Tim Burke
Sport: Biathlon
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 160 lbs
DOB: 2/3/1982
Birthplace: Paul Smiths, N.Y.
Hometown: Lake Placid, N.Y.
High School: Saranac Lake High School
Team/Club: Lake Placid Biathlon
Olympic Experience
  • 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games - 47th in sprint / 17th in pursuit / 41st in individual
  • 2014 Sochi Winter Games - 19th in sprint / 21st in mass start / 22nd in pursuit / 43rd in individual / 8th in mixed relay
  • 2010 Vancouver Winter Games - 18th in mass start / 45th in individual / 46th in pursuit / 47th in sprint / 13th in relay
  • 2006 Torino Winter Games - 35th in sprint / 36th in pursuit / 58th in individual / 9th in relay
World Championship Experience
  • 2017 (Hochfilzen, AUT) - 32nd in pursuit / 36th in individual / 40th in sprint / 7th in relay
  • 2016 (Oslo, NOR) - 12th in mass start / 14th in sprint / 17th in pursuit / 44th in individual / 8th in relay
  • 2015 (Kontiolahti, FIN) - 14th in mass start / 15th in sprint / 20th in pursuit / 31st in individual / 14th in relay
  • 2013 (Nove Mesto, CZE) - 2nd in individual / 28th in sprint / 30th in mass start / 32nd in pursuit / 12th in relay
  • 2012 (Ruhpolding, GER) - 10th in sprint / 23rd in mass start / 28th in pursuit / 56th in individual / 10th in relay / 12th in mixed relay
  • 2011 (Khanty-Mansiysk, RUS) - 30th in individual / 30th in pursuit / 31st in sprint / 6th in relay
  • 2009 (PyeongChang, KOR) - 11th in sprint / 14th in individual / 21st in pursuit / 28th in mass start / 21st in relay
  • 2008 (Oestersund, SWE) - 9th in sprint / 10th in pursuit / 25th in mass start / 29th in individual / 15th in relay
  • 2007 (Antholz-Anterselva, ITA) - 7th in individual / 24th in mass start / 32nd in pursuit / 35th in sprint / 9th in relay
  • 2005 (Hochfilzen, AUT) - 63rd in individual / 66th in sprint
  • 2004 (Oberhof, GER) - 61st in individual / 71st in sprint / 18th in relay
Other Career Highlights
  • 2003 Junior World Championships (Koscielisko, POL) - 21st in individual / 44th in sprint / 18th in relay
  • 2002 Junior World Championships (Ridnaun-Val Ridanna, ITA) - 11th in pursuit / 16th in sprint / 31st in individual / 7th in relay
  • 2001 Junior World Championships (Khanty-Mansiysk, RUS) - 42nd in sprint / 44th in pursuit / 48th in individual / 12th in relay
  • 2000 Junior World Championships (Hochfilzen, AUT) - 50th in individual / 68th in sprint / 6th in relay
Personal: I could not live without snow...My dream vacation spot is where I can ski in the morning and swim in the afternoon...Pure relaxation is fly-fishing...I love bikes; I am a bike collector...The best place to rest is on the porch of my parents' house...My favorite meal is Mexican food...My best friend(s) are my teammates...“Being the underdog, an American in biathlon, really motivates me!"...Hobbies: Fly fishing, biking, hunting and alpine skiing
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More on Tim:

Tim grew up in the small town of Paul Smiths, New York, which is located just outside of the Olympic village of Lake Placid.  With abundant winter snow and an active family, Tim started skiing and competing from a very young age.  After competing in Nordic skiing since childhood, Tim tried biathlon when he was 13 and never looked back.

Along the way, Tim has become a three-time winter Olympian, competing in the 2006 and 2010 games.  At the 2013 World Championships he won the silver medal in the 20 km Individual competition, the second American man ever to win a World Championship medal. Tim has also competed on the World Cup tour for the past ten years and during this time has accumulated multiple podium finishes and numerous top ten’s. During the 2009/2010 season he notched up three podium finishes in December to attain the number one world ranking for a portion of the season. In doing so, Tim became the first American to wear the yellow bib, marking him as the top ranked biathlete in the world.


Tim currently resides and trains out of Lake Placid, New York.  Besides being close to Tim’s hometown, Lake Placid is home to the US Olympic Training Center and is surrounded by ideal training conditions.  As Tim enters the prime of his career, he hopes to continue breaking barriers by becoming the first American to win an Olympic medal in the sport of biathlon.

 

SPORT DATA

First Year in Biathlon:  1997
Member of National Team since:  2004
Team Coach:  Per Nilsson
Club:  Lake Placid Biathlon
Skis & Boots:  Rossignol
Poles:  
One Way

WORLD CUP TOTAL FINAL RANK

2016/17  - 46
2015/16  - 15
2014/15  - 34
2013/14  - 25
2012/13  - 10
2011/12  - 20
2010/11  - 45
2009/10  - 14
2008/09  - 25
2007/08  - 29
2006/07  - 25

 

WORLD CUP TOP RESULTS (INCLUDING OWG & WCH)

POS COMP SEASON EVENT
2 IN 2012/13 Nove Mesto (CZE)
2 MS 2009/10 Oberhof (GER)
2 IN 2009/10 Oestersund (SWE)
3 SP 2013/14 Oestersund (SWE)
3 MS 2012/13 Pokljuka (SLO)
3 SP 2009/10 Oestersund (SWE)
4 SP 2017/18 Oberhof (GER)
4 MS 2012/13 Khanty-Mansiysk (RUS)
4 MS 2012/13 Oslo Holmenkollen (NOR)
4 SP 2012/13 Pokljuka (SLO)
4 SP 2011/12 Khanty-Mansiysk (RUS)
5 IN 2012/13 Sochi (RUS)
6 PU 2015/16 Khanty-Mansiysk (RUS)