Ransom and Lunder up first

The first of our Okanagan athletes are set to try for the podium at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

Both Emma Lunder of Vernon and Julie Ransom of Kelowna will compete in women's 7.5 km sprint in biathlon. 

The race starts at 3:15 a.m. Saturday morning Pacific time.

Ransom has gone from being a standout junior competitor to one of the top performers on Canada’s World Cup team. Ransom’s international success began in her second appearance at the Youth World Championships in 2012 where she won a silver medal in the pursuit and finished fifth in the sprint.

Notable International Results for Ransom:

IBU World Championships: 2017 – 18th (individual), 65th (sprint), 16th (relay), 13th (mixed relay); 2016 – 20th (individual), 50th (sprint), 42nd (pursuit), 15th (relay), 11th (mixed relay); 2015 – 84th (individual), 52nd (sprint), 57th (pursuit), 10th (relay)

Lunder moved to Canmore to further her biathlon training. Lunder had a career breakthrough at the IBU Cup in Canmore in February 2015 when she finished second in the sprint for her first international podium in front of family and friends.

Notable International Results for Lunder.

IBU World Championships: 2017 – 64th (individual), 84th (sprint), 16th (relay)

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