Léo Grandbois, biathlonien mais…

Léo Grandbois (photo: pierre shanks)

Léo Grandbois (photo: pierre shanks)

Il y a déjà quelques mois, on nous avait transmis le nom d’un jeune biathlonien de l’Estrie à surveiller.   

Les Championnats du monde juniors (catégorie benjamin pour lui) approchaient et Léo Grandbois, un costaud de 17 ans, 6 pieds et 180 livres pas mouillé, venait de gagner des courses à domicile. La confiance régnait dans le clan canadien.

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Léo Grandbois: Highway Star

Léo Grandbois (photo: pierre shanks)

Léo Grandbois (photo: pierre shanks)

Shooting Star would have been an obvious title. But Deep Purple’s classic hit is more appropriate for Léo Grandbois, one of Biathlon Canada’s most promising athletes, and his “race it to the ground” personality.

We were told about Léo a while back. The Youth Biathlon World Championships were approaching and Léo, a rugged 17 yo  from Sherbrooke, QC (6′-180 lb), had just won some home races. Confidence reigned in the Canadian clan.

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On sexism and the image of female athletes

Rosanna Crawford

Rosanna Crawford

We’re far from an ideal world, but women’s lot in sport keeps improving.

In this second of three articles, Rosanna Crawford, the biathlete, doesn’t beat around the bush to convey her opinion.

“For cross-country, I really think that the women should be doing distances that reflect times closer to that of the men, we are strong and can recover just as quickly as men.”

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