Olympic veterans Crawford and Green lead Canadian biathlon team to Pyeongchang
Fourth placed Rosanna Crawford of Canada prepares for shooting during the women's 12.5km mass start competition at the biathlon World Cup in Ruhpolding, Germany, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
CALGARY - Two-time Olympians Rosanna Crawford and Brendan Green headline Canada's biathlon team for the next month's Pyeongchang Games.
Crawford and Green were part of the quartet that finished 11th in the mixed relay at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Green was also seventh in the men's relay in a foursome that included 2018 Olympic teammate Nathan Smith, while Crawford was on the team that wound up eighth in the women's relay.
Green and Smith, along with brothers Christian and Scott Gow, captured Canada's first-ever relay medal at the world championships with a bronze in 2016.
Smith, who missed most of last season due to illness, became the first Canadian male biathlete to win a world championship medal in 2015 when he grabbed silver in the 10-kilometre sprint.
Crawford, meanwhile, picked up the first World Cup medal of her career last week in Germany with a bronze in the 15-kilometre individual race.
Also heading to South Korea next month as part of Canada's 10-member squad are Sarah Beaudry, Macx Davies, Emma Lunder, Julia Ransom and Megan Tandy.