Tandy leads Cana­di­ans in World Cup race

The Prince George Citizen - - Sports - Ci­ti­zen staff

Me­gan Tandy was the top Cana­dian Thurs­day, fin­ish­ing 62nd in the BMW World Cup biathlon women’s 15-kilo­me­tre in­di­vid­ual race in Pokljuka, Slove­nia.

The 30-year-old Cale­do­nia Nordic Ski Club mem­ber from Prince Ge­orge stopped the clock four min­utes 30.4 sec­onds af­ter gold-medal­ist Yu­lia Dzhilma of Ukraine crossed the fin­ish. Dzhilma shot clean in four shoot­ing bouts and fin­ished the course in 43:06.6 for her first World Cup win.

Tandy missed three of her 10 prone tar­gets and cleaned all 10 stand­ing tar­gets.

Rosanna Craw­ford of Can­more, Alta., placed 64th, 4:34.7 be­hind the win­ning pace, af­ter three misses on the range. Emma Lun­der of Ver­non was 71st (5:22.2 be­hind, with four misses), and Na­dia Moser of White­horse, Yukon was 98th, 10:20.4 off the pace with seven missed tar­gets.

In the men’s 20 km in­di­vid­ual event post­poned un­til Thurs­day due to foggy con­di­tions, Mar­tin Four­cade of France won gold in 47:09.2. Cana­dian broth­ers Scott and Chris­tian Gow of Can­more were not far be­hind. Scott fin­ished 14th over­all, 1:43.3 be­hind Four­cade, while Chris­tian was 16th, 1:59.2 off the pace. Each of the Gows had just one miss. Bren­dan Green of Hay River, N.W.T., was 100th, 9:04.1 be­hind. He missed seven of 20 tar­gets.

World Cup ac­tion re­sumes to­day with the men’s 10 km sprint, fol­lowed on Satur­day by the women’s 7.5 km sprint. The pur­suits are sched­uled for Sun­day.

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