IBU Junior Cup 3 Sprint Great work from our juniors yesterday at the men’s sprint with
*Tom Wilkinson taking 82 nd place (of 92 competitors) 2+2
* Jethro just behind in 83rd place 0+2
* Matt Wright in 87th 1+4
OECH Single Mixed Relay
The single mixed relay just finished with our Aus team improving their position from a start at 21 to finish at 20th. AUS was lapped after the 3 shoots. Great shooting from both Damon and Jill. (0+5) meaning Zero penalties and between them the
In the meantime today in CZE, our 3 young men competed in the sprint at Nove Mesto coming 85,86 and 87 of 96 competitors.
Tom Wilkinson, 85th with 5 penalties. He must’ve skied like a demon!
Matt Wright , 86th with 2 penalties
Jethro Mahon, 87th with 3 penalties.
Great work from our junior men
Open European championships sprint just finished with our 3 in the national team competing.
Jill now has 3 x points under 180. While it’s too late for the Olympics, she has personally qualified to compete at the 2019 World Championships , but AUS will need to be in the top 30 Nations to have a guaranteed start. Since we’re not, we will be dependent on a wildcard
F #27 , 861 points
M # 39, 165 points
Friday 26 January 2018, Sprint.
Jill - 172.93 points ,
The AOC have written a series of articles on Australian Biathlon ‘s Shadow Team. Here’s the latest article on Jill Colebourn: http://pyeongchang2018.olympics.com.au/news/colebourn-keeps-olympic-dream-alive #JillColebourn #AOC #AustralianBiathlon #Australianbiathletes #WOG
IBU Cup 5, Sorint: Damon Morton 1, +4:40.2m. 164.67 points. Jill colebourn 4, 4:43.7m , 211.90 Points. Good work, Damon and Jill! U15 Norway: Jorja Cullen raced for the first time in Lillehammer today in the Vingromrennet 2018 - Normal/Distance race in the 15 Years age class. She came second in the race but first representing the local area claiming a gold podium for Vingrom IL(biathlon club) and the local area. Well done Jorja!
While our National and Development Teams are in Europe for the competition season, some of our Board Members were busy maintaining the range - there’s been three days of grass cutting, weeding and building of rifle racks.
2 Biathletes registered for IBU cup 5 at Arber Jill’s result was solid +10:18 m behind the #1 (0-1-1-2) 62/73. 210 Points Damon was ill and DNS. Jill reports the race really needed a lot of constant focus to be strong on the uphills and the 1km downhill was so icy and scary and focused again to shoot. Tomorrow, both Damon and jill are registered for the Sprint. Good luck! It sounds like this is a world class challenging course.
You'll see on our National Federation website that the latest results for IBU events are reported on the Australian Biathlon News Page. So what do all these numbers mean? Disclaimer: This is a layman's explanation of essentially what are complex rules. This is merely a simple explanation. For the actual rules, please visit the IBU website Here's a typical report of results from an IBU Cup race. Let's have a look at the IBU Cup 4 results in Slovakia on the weekend. There wer
Our athletes will know in just 13 days if AUS has been allocated places at the 2018 Korea Winter Olympic Games (WOG). The IBU has informed the date of notification to National Federations of allocation of places is 22 January 2018. Some months ago we wrote about the 2018 WOG qualification requirements on this page: https://www.biathlon-nsw.com/winter-olympics-2018. In essence, unless an athlete is amongst the top 22 nations, being the very best in your nation is insufficient
More good news! Today’s results at the second event (sprint) at IBU cup 4 , Slovakia:
Women’s/ Jill Colebourn: 175.19 points today. Rank 73/93, 3:36m behind #1, Russian Kaisheva. This is an improvement on yesterday’s Sprint results and a second qualification result towards the 2018 Olympics.
Yesterday 178.15 points ; rank 77/94 , 3:41 m behind #1, Russian Kaisheva This is now standard performance for Australian Biathlon! This is the best performance for an Australian Woma