IBU World Cup 6 kicks off tomorrow from Antholz, Italy with a Women’s Sprint competition. This is the last World Cup event before the Olympic Winter Games, so the athletes will be looking for good results to boost their confidence.
Here is the start list, which includes 4 Canadians and 4 Americans. Rosanna Crawford is bib 15, Susan Dunklee is bib 32, Megan Imrie is bib 46, Megan Heinicke is bib 61, Annelies Cook is bib 63, Sara Studebaker is bib 81, Hannah Dreissigacker is bib 90, and Zina Kocher is second last out the gate in bib 104.
The IBU preview for the event is predicting light snowy conditions, which is a welcome sight after the warm weather and brown snow of the events in Germany. Antholz is also famous for is sunshine, which will hopefully make an appearance this week as well.
The Women’s Sprint starts at 8:30 Eastern, 5:30 Pacific.