Team BC races to gold in biathlon relay; Dickson captures fourth medal


Speechless. That was Emily Dickson‘s reaction after winning her fourth 2015 Canada Winter Games medal, her second of the gold variety, as she and her teammates celebrated their win in the 3 x 6 km women’s biathlon relay on Friday.

“It’s such a great, great feeling to have this,” said Dickson, a Burns Lake native and Prince George transplant who anchored Team BC, which included Prince George’s Claire Lapointe and Kelowna biathletes Tekara Banser and Jennah Smailes.

“I had a bit of a lead, so I knew as long as I didn’t have any wipe-outs or anything on the course I’d be good,” she said about coming down the final stretch. “Around the last technical corner I cruised through the stadium finish and I was so happy, the crowd was chanting my name and my teammates were going crazy, it was so cool. I really haven’t experienced anything like that before.”

She added that it was an awesome experience being able to share with her team. Dickson won three individual medals before Friday, a bronze in the 12.5km Individual, silver in 7.5km Sprint, and gold in the 10km Pursuit.

On the final leg, Dickson held onto a lead given to her by Lapointe, who went a perfect 10-for-10 at the range and built up a 16-second lead over the next skier before handing it off to her teammate.

“To have that extra energy in the crowd, it adds a little extra, out on the course,” said Dickson. I found that extra bit of energy to push me through, especially on that final lap. So it was fantastic to have everyone out, and I’m so glad I can share it with them.”

Originally published: February 21, 2015
(Submitted by Carol Hansson)



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