The Australian Team at @lillehammer2016 has been cheering on their fellow team members.
The Australian Olympic Committee is issuing regular news reports on all Australians’ progress at http://corporate.olympics.com.au. It is a very exciting time for the Australian Team, where members have already bagged four medals over various events.
Today is the last event for Australia’s biathletes Jethro Mahon and Darcie Morton, who hit the snow in the Single Mixed Relay at 9:00 pm this evening Australian Eastern Standard Time.
Matt Bartolo of the AOC reports from Lillehammer:
“Darcie Morton and Jethro Mahon return to Birkbeineren Stadium for their final event where they will need to work together if the Aussie underdos are to trouble their more fancied rivals.
The pair will compete in the single mixed relay in which both athletes will shoot in both the prone and standing positions with Mahon skiing 7.5km and Morton skiing 6km.
“I’m very excited,” said Melbourne’s Mahon. “Never in my life have I competed in a mixed relay so it should be good.
“It should be quite interesting to see how we go as a team. It adds another dynamic to the race, will one racer be affected by the other’s performance?
“I’m sure we will work well as a team.” “