CANMORE – Canada’s snipers for Beijing have been announced with a mix of Olympic veterans and newcomers making up Biathlon Canada's eight-person team.
On Wednesday (Jan. 19), it was announced Emma Lunder, Sarah Beaudry, Emily Dickson and Megan Bankes are the Canadian women competing next month at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games.
For men, Scott Gow, Christian Gow, Jules Burnotte and Adam Runnalls have gotten the call of duty for Team Canada.
"To actually see the official announcement and everything like that it starts to make it a lot more real," said Christian Gow. "Yes, it's always been in your mind. It's something you know is coming, it's something you know you're working towards, for sure. It's really cool. I'm really thankful to be in a position to be going again and I'm really excited to be there at the Olympics a second time and I'm excited for the team and to see what we can do."
For Dickson, Bankes, Burnotte and Runnalls it’ll be the first time the Canucks represent the country at an Olympic event. And for a second consecutive Games, the Gow brothers, Lunder and Beaudry will wear the Maple Leaf.
Benita Peiffer and Trevor Kiers were named the team’s alternates.
The Beijing Games are from Feb. 4-20.
Here is biathlon's Beijing schedule, MST:
Feb. 5: mixed relay – 2 a.m.
Feb. 7: women’s individual – 2 a.m.
Feb. 8: men’s individual – 1:30 a.m.
Feb. 11: women’s sprint – 2 a.m.
Feb. 12: men’s sprint – 2 a.m.
Feb. 13: women’s pursuit – 2 a.m.
Feb. 13: men’s pursuit – 3:45 a.m.
Feb. 15: men’s relay – 2 a.m.
Feb. 16: women’s relay – 12:45 a.m.
Feb. 18: men’s mass start – 2 a.m.
Feb. 19: women’s mass start – 2 a.m.