Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Julia Ransom Earns 19th-Place Finish in World Cup Biathlon Race

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Julia Ransom Earns 19th-Place Finish in World Cup Biathlon Race

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Ransom earns 19th-place World Cup finish

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ANTHOLZ, Italy - Russia's Ekaterina Yurlova won a women's World Cup biathlon 10-kilometre pursuit race Saturday.

Yurlova posted a time of 30 minutes 7.3 seconds with one missed shot. Switzlerand's Selina Gasparin also missed one shot in her opening round of shooting to win the silver in 30:19.3. Italy's Dorothea Wierer was third in 30:25.3.

World Cup rookie Julia Ransom of Kelowna, B.C., was 19th in 31:38.1 despite starting 46th based on Thursday's sprint times.

"It feels amazing to crack the top-20," said Ransom. "My goal this year was to be in the top 30 so I am over the moon."

Ransom leaned on shooting advice from teammate and World Cup veteran Rosanna Crawford before Saturday's pursuit. …

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