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Biathlon Experiences

Biathlon experiences for Whistler Adaptive athletes

Whistler Adaptive and Whistler Sport Legacies are introducing biathlon experiences and training at Whistler Olympic Park for standing skiers, sitting skiers and athletes with a sensory disability. Biathlon is a sport in which participants combine cross-country skiing with rifle marksmanship. Athletes skate a short ski loop, fire 5 rounds at the biathlon target and head off again around the ski loop. There are various formats but the ultimate goal is to ski fast and shoot straight. A combination of free-technique cross-country skiing or sit skiing and small-bore rifle marksmanship, biathletes develop a balance of stamina and stability. Visually impaired biathletes ski with a guide and use a rifle with sound indicators for accuracy to then shoot a laser beam at the target.

 

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