After two historic seasons, Canada’s biathlon team heads into the pre-Olympic season hungry for more.
With the first World Cup event beginning on Sunday, Biathlon Canada’s, team is ready to build on last year’s successful season. At the 2015 IBU World Championships Nathan Smith, Brendan Green, Scott Gow and Christian Gow became the first Canadian relay medallist. With that achievement in mind, the bronze medallists head into the World Cup circuit joined by Macx Davies.
“We’ve all had a taste of the podium now, so for sure we’re hungry, we want more.” Said Green to Olympic.ca.
The biathlon team has a history of building upon world championships success. The relay bronze came one year after Smith became Canada’s first male world medallist with a sprint silver. With two consecutive world podium appearances after a 21-year drought, Canada’s doesn’t plan on going back.
“You want to dream even bigger, you want to say “Well if we can do that, then maybe we can win.” I mean why not.” Added Christian
As biathletes from around the world head into the World Cup season, Canada’s men’s team will be joined by Rosanna Crawford, Julia Ransom, Megan Tandy and Sarah Beaudry. With six stops on the circuit before the 2017 world championships in February, fans can look forward to an exciting three months of competition.