So Close in National Biathlon

4th April 2011

Thanet biathletes Ben Pond, Jake Davies and Alex Kirkpatrick are runners up in the British schools championship.

The year 10 athletes, who came second overall in the team category in the semi finals, took silver in the finals at Crystal Palace.

They narrowly missed out on gold but did exceed their own expectations, improving on their total points score from the semis by 200 points.

Last year they brought home bronze so next year, this year it is silver, so the biathletes are hoping to make it gold in 2012.

As individuals Ben finished 11th, Jake 13th and Alex 21st.


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