Tough World Cup re­sults for Beaudry

The Prince George Citizen - - Sports - Cit­i­zen staff

Thurs­day was a day of dis­ap­point­ment on the World Cup trail for Prince Ge­orge biath­lete Sarah Beaudry.

The 24-year-old Cale­do­nia Nordic Ski Club mem­ber fin­ished 89th out of 100 starters in the women’s 7.5-kilo­me­tre sprint in Ober­hof, Ger­many.

Beaudry missed two of five prone tar­gets and had one miss in her stand­ing shoot­ing bout. She ended up 3:21.2 off the win­ning 22:34.6 pace of Lisa Vi­tozzi of Italy, who recorded her first-ever World Cup vic­tory.

Anais Che­va­lier of France was sec­ond, 5.3 sec­onds be­hind Vi­tozzi, while Hanna Oe­berg of Swe­den won bronze, 15 sec­onds be­hind. All medal­ists shot clean.

Emma Lun­der of Ver­non emerged as the top Cana­dian in 46th place, 1:49.2 be­hind Vi­tozzi with two misses on the range. Rosanna Craw­ford also made the top-60 cut to ad­vance to Satur­day’s pur­suit. She was 2:06.3 be­hind with two misses. Me­gan Bankes of Cal­gary placed 87th.

The men race to­day on the Ober­hof course in a 10 km sprint. Scott Gow of Can­more will start sixth, fol­lowed 41st in the or­der by his brother Chris­tian. Bren­dan Green of Hay River, N.W.T., will leave the gate 87th and Jules Burnotte of Sher­brooke, Que., will start 95th out of 108 en­tries.

Beaudry will get an­other chance to race Sun­day in the women’s 4x6 km re­lay. She’s com­ing off her best ever World Cup re­sult, a 12th-place fin­ish in the sprint race Dec. 21 in Nove Mesto, Czech Repub­lic.

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