US Biathlon completes Sochi Olympic Team

Russell Currier
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US Biathlon will send its largest team to the Olympics in 22 years.

It named the final five members of the 10-biathlete team Sunday.

Three-time Olympian Lanny Barnes, two-time Olympian Sara Studebaker  and first-time Olympians Russell CurrierSean Doherty and Hannah Dreissigacker join five members who qualified last year.

Of particular note is Doherty, 18, who became the first U.S. biathlete to win three medals at a world championships last year, doing so at the youth/junior worlds.

Doherty is the first teenager to make the U.S. Olympic Biathlon Team, according to sports-reference.com.

The U.S. has never won an Olympic biathlon medal. Its best individual Olympic finish is ninth.

Here’s the full U.S. Olympic Biathlon Team:

Men
Lowell Bailey — 2006, 2010 Olympian
Tim Burke — 2006, 2010 Olympian
Russell Currier
Sean Doherty
Leif Nordgren

Women
Lanny Barnes — 2006, 2010 Olympian
Annelies Cook
Hannah Dreissigacker
Susan Dunklee
Sara Studebaker — 2010 Olympian

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