Shilo at Biathlon Nationals in Alberta

Shilo at Biathlon Nationals in Alberta
photo by Canmore Nordic Centre

Shilo returned from the World Biathlon Championships in Slovakia and is off racing again this week at the Canadian National Biathlon Championships in Canmore, Alberta; winning gold in her first race.

Team Canada Youth/Junior Biathlon at Worlds.
Team Canada Youth/Junior Biathlon at Worlds.
photo by Bryan Dickson

Slovakia was an amazing experience for Shilo. She was the top finisher on the Canadian Youth Women's team and the only team member to advanced into the final pursuit race. She shot clean, hitting every target in the standing position for her first time ever in competition.

Canada finished 17th (+9:39.0) in the team relay event with Frédérique Pérusse, Shilo Rousseau and Anna Sellers combining for three penalties and 11 spares. The team skied up from 20th after the first exchange to 17th by the second exchange, a position they held to the finish.

Yesterday, Shilo won her first race at the Canadian Biathlon Championships in Alberta. It was a 6km Sprint race, and Shilo shot 9 out of 10 targets to win in 19:55. Mackenzie Turner of Manitoulin Island is also competing in the Youth Women's division and finished 5th yesterday in 24:05.

Shilo has a 7.5km Individual race this afternoon, with four bouts of shooting, 1 minute time penalty per miss. Later in the week will be the Pursuit race (second half of the sprint) where Shilo will start first.

You can find results at www.zone4.ca under the 2017 NorAm-Canadian Biathlon Championships. GO Shilo!

Thanks to Michelo Dranemo, Biathlon Coach with the Blind River Ski Club, for following the races and keeping us up to date on Shilo's results.