Shooting For The Podium: Biathlon day pans out for Canadian

By Jesse McGowan
February 21, 2019 - 8:05pm Updated: February 22, 2019 - 10:33am

It was a brisk Thursday at Caledonia Nordic Ski Club, not too cold to stop the third last day of competition in the World Para Nordic Skiing Championships though. Four Canadian Athletes in action in the long distance biathlon event. After Derek Zaplotinsky finished sixth in men's sit-ski event, Brittany Hudak was up, seeking her first medal of the tournament. She worked her way from sixth up to third at one point thanks to perfect shooting in her first four rounds through the gallery. She'd hit all but her final shot, which unfortunately bumped her off the podium to fourth. On the men's side, Ontario's Kyle Barber would open up the event, but it would be PEI's Mark Arendz once again making headlines. The pursuit was on to try and stop France's Benjamin Daviet, who was a perfect 4 for 4 with gold medals in his events this week. Arendz and him would be neck and neck throughout, but once again shooting would be the difference. The French phenom hit all five of his final targets in blistering time to end up with the gold, Arendz would take silver, giving him his fourth medal of the tournament and his second silver.


Arendz receives medals with familiar faces on hand

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