AUS Biathlon invests in our athletes and in these couple of weeks we're running two subsidized camps both with specialist European Coaches. This week at Hotham is the IBU-IOC camp conducted by an IBU international senior coach which is entirely subsidized. Only a handful of places are available to our AUS biathletes and just 2 places for our Kiwi friends. Next week, will be our annual Future Stars Camp which is heavily subsidized so that our young biathletes have access to to
Jill Colebourn, AUS’s top woman biathlete says it’s a huge honour to represent Australia at the prestigious IBU Biathlon World Championships. Here’s Jill at the start gate and on course , and that’s our AUS wax room At Östersund, Sweden. The competition was stratospheric with those in the top 50 with points under 90! Kuzmina took top place with 1 penalty- she skied like lighting! Norway was second and Laura Dalhmier GER was third. It was incredibly exciting to be in the grand
The Australian Olympic Committee just published this article “ Colebourn makes history as first woman to qualify for Biathlon World Cup in 20 years “. click on the link above to read the article. Great work, Jill! Jill explains how she’s professionalised her endurance training and she fits it all into her busy schedule as a full time student at Sydney University studying for a double degree in Mechatronics and Business, and as well she works as a Maths tutor. #jillColebourn #
Getting an invitation to compete at IBU's WORLD CUP is a super big deal for a small biathlon nation like Australia. Only the very best athletes in the world get this opportunity and in fact the personal qualification for World Cup is 150 points, whilst that for World Championships (and the Olympics at Pyeongchang) is 180 points. We celebrate our athletes since 2000 who've competed at World Cup: Damon Morton - 2015/16 Alex Almoukov - 2008 - 2015 Mark Raymond - 2002 - 2010 Cam
Canmore is in the news this week as it's hosting the IBU World Cup. Canmore is also home to Will Neuhaus. Will represented AUS last week at the Youth/Junior world Championships in Slovakia. Flashback 10 years - Canmore, 10 years ago hosted our AUS team at the Youth/Junior World Championships. Our team in 2009:
with Coach Toscha Stopar
It's wonderful that 10 years later, Giles and Dylan are still racing and of course, we all kno
The IBU has invited Jill Colebourn to represent Australia at the World Cup in Trimester 3! This is an amazing result for AUS ... the last time we had a woman at World Cup was in the nineties. Congratulations Jill! Go grrrl! Jill earned 137.56 points, well under the World Cup qualification of 150 points. She competes with other small biathlon nations for the coveted 8 places (wild cards) issued to athletes who are not in the top 25 nations. The other Women athletes who have p
Isabella Moon from Sydney reports from the training camp in Europe: Going to IBU Junior Cups 1 & 2 was an incredible experience as these were my first international races. I was very happy with my results and was able to experience what it is like to compete in world-renowned venues!
I am training hard in the lead up to my biggest race yet, YJWCH in Slovakia at the end of January. I am really looking forward to the opportunity to represent Australia on the world stage at J
(Tom’s on the bottom RHS of the photo. Image credit : Ryan Buckley) I was very fortunate to be able to attend the Junior IBU/IOC development camp held in Lenzerheide Switzerland in December last year with Lulu and coach Ryan Buckley. I trained and lived with other athletes from different countries around the world at the Lenzerheide biathlon arena. I shared a room with the two Kiwi’s, Campbell and Angus as well as Hans Christian from Estonia.
The training required us to ski
Here’s a picture of Jorja competing in a regional race in Lillehammer run out of the Birkebeiner stadium where she is training currently. She won silver in the race she is pictured in here which was an individual race on the 13/01. Go Jorja! Jorja is one of your youth biathletes to watch. She lives in Wodonga and over the European winter, trains in Norway. #biathlon #Lillehammer #birkenbinerstadium #Jorja #biathlontraining
Poland this evening - Jill scored 129.61 points , ranked 49th of 84 competitors with 1 penalty. Well done! The results speak for themselves. An explanation of what the points mean: The IBU takes the average of the three best points from the previous 3 trimesters to determine qualification to participate in senior competition. 150 points to qualify for World Cup 180 points to qualify for World Championships 250 points to qualify to continue in the following semester ‘s IBU Cu