Ruhpolding through an Athlete’s Eyes
4.Mar.2012 by Susan Dunklee
Biathlon World Championships Sprint 2012
A beautiful day in Bavaria!
Behind the scenes: what the team wax cabins and changing areas look like from the outside...
... And from the inside. With about 20 staff and athletes sharing this room, it can get a little crowded.
Race day surprise! I failed equipment control on the first attempt today for too light of a trigger weight on my rifle. (The humidity and warm weather caused it to change slightly since I last used it for the relay a couple days ago.) While Coach Armin (left) quickly fixed the trigger, I took the opportunity to take a couple pictures. Coach Jonne (right) reassured me that I'd still have plenty of time to zero afterwards.
Range officials and coaches preparing for race start.
The post-race exodus of 30,000 fans as seen from a hill on course. Thanks to all the spectators who stayed until the very end of the race!