It has been an excellent start for Trimester 2 of the 2015/16 Season for Australian Biathlon!
The largest Australian Biathlon Camp in many years has just concluded. Held at Livigno, ITA, 11 athletes including a New Zealand guest have participated in a comprehensive training program, with classic skiing and strength training seshes, in addition to skate skiing and shooting training.
The Camp has been run by Coach Luca Bormolini, who has been appointed the Coach for Australia for Youth/Junior World Championships in Romania later this month, in addition to being appointed as Coach to the Australian Team at Winter Youth Olympic Games (WYOG) at Lillehammer in February.
While the snow has arrived late in most places in Europe, Livigno has a 10 km manmade XC track, which has meant continuous skiing training throughout the camp.
The camp also included a visit to the Martell training arena, where athletes were tested on the tough slopes. This was great practice for the Coppa d’Italia at Brusson ITA, last weekend, which several Australians participated in. Australia’s Male Athlete for WYOG 2016, Jethro Mahon (Melbourne, VIC), put in two great shooting efforts, missing only two targets in the Individual, and none in the Sprint.
Last weekend also saw Daniel Walker (Sydney, NSW) participate in IBU Cup 4, obtaining the required qualification points to attend IBU Cup in Trimester 3 (which starts 1 February). At the Junior IBU Cup 3, at Lenzerheide SUI, Darcie Morton (Marlo, VIC) continued her run of successful races, shooting 0-1 in the Women Sprint and 0-0-1-0 in the Women Individual. Older brother Damon (Marlo, VIC) had a very good race in the Men Individual event, finishing 7th and shooting 1-2-0-0.
Events continue this coming weekend at IBU Cup and Coppa d’Italia, with nine Australian athletes expected to line up for Y/JWCH, which start on 25 January.
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