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Scott Perras

Scott Perras
  • Born: 10/25/1983
  • Age: 30
  • Height: 179cm
  • Weight: 75kg
  • Birthplace: Regina, Saskatchewan
  • Hometown: Regina, Saskatchewan

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Scott Perras made his Olympic debut at Sochi 2014 where his highlight was being part of the men’s 4 x 7.5km relay squad that achieved a best-ever Canadian result of seventh place.

Perras had a career season in 2012-13, leading to him being named Biathlon Canada’s Male Athlete of the Year. He posted his highest overall World Cup ranking, earned his first top-10 finish in a World Cup event when he finished 10th in the 10km sprint in Ruhpolding, Germany on January 12, 2013 and contributed to Canada’s best-ever eighth place finish in the 4 x 7.5km relay at the 2013 World Championships.

After his introduction to a biathlon in his late teens, Perras decided to make it a fulltime commitment in advance of the 2003 Canada Winter Games. He came home from that experience with a pair of bronze medals. The next year he finished second at the Canadian championships, prompting him to move to Canmore for training at the national centre.

PERSONAL

Getting Into Sport: After playing sports such as football, baseball and hockey, he was intrigued by biathlon as a teenager after seeing a program on the Nagano 1998 Games… Was especially interested in the shooting aspect… Did not start really training until he was 18… Outside Interests: Enjoys fishing, woodworking, camping and riding his motorcycle… Attended the University of Regina for one year before deciding to pursue biathlon fulltime… Odds and Ends: Nickname: PareBear…

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

IBY World Championships: 2013 – 26th (20km individual), 66th (10km sprint), 8th (4×7.5km relay); 2012 – 45th (20km individual), 50th (10km sprint), 54th (12.5km pursuit), 13th (4×7.5km relay); 2011 – 49th (20km individual), 34th (10km sprint), 31st (12.5km pursuit), 11th (4×7.5km relay); 2009 – 107th (20km individual), 82nd (10km sprint), 16th (4×7.5km relay); 2008 – 75th (20km individual), 95th (10km sprint), 21st (4×7.5km relay)

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2014 SochiOlympic Winter GamesBiathlonSprint 10km - Men - 74
2014 SochiOlympic Winter GamesBiathlonIndividual 20km - Men - 59
2014 SochiOlympic Winter GamesBiathlonRelay - Mixed - 11
2014 SochiOlympic Winter GamesBiathlonRelay 4x7.5km - Men - 7
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