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GRP Biathlon Women Represent USA at Olympic Winter Games
Last Updated: 20.Feb.2018
The Olympic Games kicked off in Pyeongchang, South Korea over a week and a half ago. Three women from the Green Racing Project are representing the US in biathlon: Emily Dreissigacker, Susan Dunklee, and Clare Egan.
The women opened the Games with a 7.5k sprint on February 10, the day after the Opening Ceremonies. Emily Dreissigacker had top GRP finish in 51st, with just one miss in standing, and qualified for the pursuit the following day. Clare Egan was 61st with 3 misses, just one spot out from making the pursuit. Susan Dunklee finished 66th with 5 misses.
Two days later, Dreissigacker lined up for the 10k pursuit. With 80% shooting over four stages, she moved up from 51st to 47th, which is new personal best result for her on the World Cup or Olympic level.
All three women competed in the 15k individual on February 15. Susan Dunklee had a strong result in 19th, with only two misses over four shooting stages. Egan finished 62nd with 4 misses, and Dreissigacker took 67th, also with 4 misses.
Most recently, Dunklee was the first leg of the mixed relay on February 20. She used 2 spares in prone and cleaned standing, and tagged off to her teammate Joanne Reid in 5th place. The team went on to place 15th.
Last up is the women’s 4x6k relay on February 22, which will conclude the biathlon portion of the Olympics. All three GRP women are expected to start in the relay, so stay tuned for a report! Full results from all of the races can be found on the Biathlon Datacenter.
Meanwhile, back in the States GRP biathlete Hallie Grossman competed in the Lake Placid NorAm the weekend of February 17-18. She placed 1st in the senior women’s category and 2nd overall for women on the first day of competition, the 7.5k sprint. The following day she placed 1st in the pursuit, with 6 misses. Domestic biathlon takes a break now until National Championships at the end of March in Utah.