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Biathlon Canada’s Olympic Team Announced

On Tuesday, the Canadian Olympic Committee announced the 10-athlete roster for Biathlon Canada’s 2018 Winter Olympic team.

According to a press release, five women and five men were named to the team, which will race in PyeongChang, South Korea, next month.

The team includes Rosanna Crawford, who’s coming off her first career podium at the International Biathlon Union (IBU) World Cup in Ruhpolding, Germany. Three days after finishing third in the 15-kilometer individual, she placed fourth in the 12.5 k mass start this past Sunday.

“I’m extremely proud to be able to represent Canada at my third Olympics!” Crawford said, according to the release. “ The team has had a great season so far and I’m looking forward to carrying this momentum into the Olympics!”

Also on the women’s team is another two-time Olympian Megan Tandy, as well as Julia Ransom (who has placed ninth on the World Cup twice so far this season), Emma Lunder (who notched her first World Cup top 20 last month), and Sarah Beaudry (who achieved a career-best 23rd in the last World Cup sprint).

The men’s team includes two-time Olympian Brendan Green, Nathan Smith (a 2014 Olympian and 2015 IBU World Championships silver medalist) as well as Scott Gow and Christian Gow (who earned bronze in the men’s relay with Green and Smith at 2016 World Championships). Macx Davies is also on the team, with a World Cup top 10 to his resume from 2015/2016.

Currently back in Canada, most of Biathlon Canada’s Olympic team will train at home in Canmore, Alberta, until Feb. 2. The PyeongChang Olympics open Feb. 9.