Prince George is sending two athletes to the Olympics in the same sport.
Biathlon Canada made a Tuesday morning announcement revealing its men’s and women’s competitors for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games. Hometown P.G. women Megan Tandy and Sarah Beaudry were on the roster.
The full list includes Brendan Green, Christian Gow, Macx Davies, Nathan Smith and Scott Gow on the male side; Tandy, Beaudry, Rosanna Crawford, Emma Lunder and Julia Ransom on the female side.
Canadian biathletes are having, as a group, some of the best results in history, making the 2018 Games a highly anticipated event for the national team.
For Beaudry, 23, it is her first trip to the Olympics, after a standout couple of years graduating from the junior circuit in 2015 and continuing her ascent of the rankings.
“Sarah Beaudry was the first Canadian woman to win a world junior biathlon medal in 2014 when she took bronze in the pursuit. She made her world championship debut in 2016,” said a statement from Biathlon Canada.
Tandy, 29, is one of the country’s veteran leaders for biathlon in this, her third Winter Games, with strong past finishes to her credit.
“At her first Games (2010 in Vancouver-Whistler), she was the first Canadian woman to compete in the Olympic pursuit event (and) ended the Games as the top-ranked Canadian female biathlete. Her highlight at Sochi 2014 was being part of Canada’s best-ever eighth-place finish in the women’s relay,” said Biathlon Canada listing some of her career highlights.