Yukon biathletes peg off seven medals

Yukon biathlete Nadia Moser has had a good first year of competition. In fact, it couldn't have gone a heck of a lot better. The juvenile female medalled in every race she competed.

Yukon biathlete Nadia Moser has had a good first year of competition. In fact, it couldn’t have gone a heck of a lot better.

The juvenile female medalled in every race she competed in last week in the Arctic Winter Games at the Biathlon Yukon Range in Whitehorse.

The 14-year-old won four of the Yukon’s six medals in biathlon. The highlight was a gold in the five-kilometre mass start race, finishing more than four minutes up from Russia’s Valeriia Khrenova.

She also captured silver in the four-kilometre sprint and bronze in the five-kilometre individual start.

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Teamed up with Yukoners Tristan Sparks and Jakov Tokic, Moser and her teammates shot and skied to silver in the juvenile mixed 3×3-kilometre relay.

Sparks, who has a background of cross-country skiing, won another silver in the five-kilometre individual start for juvenile males. He placed fifth in his two other races.

The Yukon’s junior mixed 3×3-kilometre relay also medalled. Will Rees, Olivia Findlay and Ale Peters captured bronze in the event.

Findlay also placed fifth in the junior female 7.5-kilometre individual and took sixth in the two other races.

Peters came sixth in the six-kilometre sprint and seventh in the other junior male events.

Rees raced to eighth in the junior male 7.5-kilometre for his best individual results and ninth in both his other races.

Tokic’s best result, other than the silver in the relay, was seventh in his other three races.

In her first-ever Outside competition at the start of this season, Moser hit six of 10 targets in the sprint on the way to a silver in the Developmental 1 division at the Calforex Cup in Canmore, Alta.

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