Old Forge Native Qualifies For The Olympics In Biathlon
Old forge native Maddie Phaneuf has qualified for the US Olympic Team in a very tough sport, the Biathlon, a combination of skiing and target shooting. Maddie just finished 11th in a 77-women field in the 15 km individual race at the IBU Cup in Germany.
Team USA reports that Phaneuf had three top-10 finishes at the 2016 Junior World Championships and has received valuable experience in the World Cup circuit last season after beginning her biathlon training in 2010 when she was just 15.
Maddie is only 22 and is first-time Olympian. She joins Remsen native Erin Hamlin along with Lowell Bailey from Lake Placid and Tim Burke from Paul Smiths in the quest for gold with Team USA in PyeongChang.
Here are some of Maddie's behind the scenes videos from PyeongChang: