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2010 Winter Olympic Games, Vancouver, CanadaFebruary 12-28
 
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Tim Burke

Tim Burke

  • Sport: Olympic Biathlon
  • Nation: United States of America
  • DOB: February 3, 1982
  • Hometown: Paul Smiths, NY
  • Career Highlights: Considered the best hope to win the United States' first medal in biathlon due to a spectacular pre-Olympics showing in World Cup races. ... Became first American to take coveted Yellow Bib as overall leader in World Cup standings after finishing sixth in World Cup pursuit event in Pokljuka, Slovenia in December. ... Regained Yellow Bib after 2nd-place finish in mass start in Oberhof, Germany on Jan. 10 behind biathlon legend Ole Einar Bjoerndalen. ... Currently in fifth place in World Cup standings. ... Made a major splash by becoming the first American to medal at the sprint distance in a World Cup event with a third-place finish in the 2009-10 season-opening race at Oestersund, Sweden. ... Notched a personal best with a second-place finish in the individual race, raising expectations for Vancouver games. ... Previous Olympic experience was when he finished 58th in the individual and 37th in the sprint in the 2006 Turin Games in his Olympic debut. … Was the second leg on the relay team that finished ninth in 2006. … Earned a 38th-place finish in the pursuit race, beating teammate Lowell Bailey. … Qualified for World Championships in 2004 and 2005. … First World Cup competition came in 2004 at Ruhpolding, Germany. … Competed in front of hometown crowd at 2004 Lake Placid World Cup, finishing 43rd in pursuit. … Finished 25th overall in 2008-09 World Cup standings. ... Turned in numerous solid results in 2007-08, finishing 7th in the pursuit and 8th in the mass start in Oslo, Norway, and 9th in the sprint at Oestersund. … Girlfriend is top German biathlete Andrea Henkel.
  • Olympic History: 2006
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