Moon sisters take out National Biathlon Championships
15 August 2017
Tara sisters Isabella Moon (Year 8) and Saskia Moon (Year 11) are National Biathlon Champions after competing at the Whiskey Flat Range near Mt Hotham on 12 - 13 August.
The two girls competed at the National Championships on Australia’s only Biathlon range this month and have come away with a spectacular set of results. Isabella taking out the Gold for the Sprint Championships (W U15) and Bronze in the Distance Championships (W U15). It was Gold also for Saskia in the Distance Championships (W Sport) and Bronze in the Sprint Championships (W U17).
Biathlon is the only sport that combines the winter discipline of cross-country skate skiing and small-bore target shooting. Its roots are in survival skills practiced in the snow-covered forests of Scandinavia, where people hunted on skis with rifles slung over their shoulders. A popular Winter Olympic sport Biathlon is very challenging, as it combines the power and aggression of cross-country skiing with the precision and calm of marksmanship.
Biathlon competition is strong across Europe and regularly attracts thousands of spectators. There is an enthusiastic following in Australia and this is growing in numbers every year.