Rosanna Crawford

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Rosanna Crawford
Personal information
Full nameRosanna Crawford
Born (1988-05-23) 23 May 1988 (age 30)
Canmore, Canada
Professional information
Sport Biathlon
ClubCanmore Nordic Ski Club
World Cup debut13 January 2010
Olympic Games
Teams3 (2010, 2014, 2018)
World Championships
Teams2 (2013, 2015)
World Cup
Seasons6 (2009/10–)
Individual podiums1
Updated on 11 January 2018.

Rosanna Crawford (born 23 May 1988) [1] is a Canadian biathlete.

Canada Country in North America

Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres, making it the world's second-largest country by total area. Canada's southern border with the United States is the world's longest bi-national land border. Its capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. As a whole, Canada is sparsely populated, the majority of its land area being dominated by forest and tundra. Consequently, its population is highly urbanized, with over 80 percent of its inhabitants concentrated in large and medium-sized cities, many near the southern border. Canada's climate varies widely across its vast area, ranging from arctic weather in the north, to hot summers in the southern regions, with four distinct seasons.

Biathlon winter sport that combines cross-country skiing and rifle sports shooting

The biathlon is a winter sport that combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting. It is treated as a race where the contestant with the shortest total time wins. Depending on the competition, missed shots result in extra distance or time being added to the contestant's total.



Crawford competed at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver in the women's sprint (7.5 km) and individual (15 km) competitions. She placed 72nd in the sprint on 13 February 2010 with a time of 23:04.6 and no penalties resulting in a +3:09.0 deficit. At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi she was part of the women's relay team which finished eighth, Canada's best ever finish in this Olympic event. [1]

2010 Winter Olympics 21st edition of Winter Olympics, held in Vancouver (Canada) in 2010

The 2010 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXI Olympic Winter Games and commonly known as Vancouver 2010, informally the 21st Winter Olympics, was an international winter multi-sport event that was held from 12 to 28 February 2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with some events held in the surrounding suburbs of Richmond, West Vancouver and the University Endowment Lands, and in the nearby resort town of Whistler.

Vancouver City in British Columbia, Canada

Vancouver is a coastal seaport city in western Canada, located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia. As the most populous city in the province, the 2016 census recorded 631,486 people in the city, up from 603,502 in 2011. The Greater Vancouver area had a population of 2,463,431 in 2016, making it the third-largest metropolitan area in Canada. Vancouver has the highest population density in Canada with over 5,400 people per square kilometre, which makes it the fifth-most densely populated city with over 250,000 residents in North America behind New York City, Guadalajara, San Francisco, and Mexico City according to the 2011 census. Vancouver is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in Canada according to that census; 52% of its residents have a first language other than English. Roughly 30% of the city's inhabitants are of Chinese heritage. Vancouver is classed as a Beta global city.

The Women's 7.5 kilometre sprint biathlon competition of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics was held at Whistler Olympic Park in Whistler, British Columbia on 13 February 2010. This competition started at 1:00 PM PST.

Crawford was named as Biathlon Canada's Female Athlete of the Year for the 2012-13 season. [1]

Biathlon Canada

Biathlon Canada is the governing federation for biathlon in Canada.

2018 Winter Olympics

In January 2018, Crawford was named to Canada's 2018 Olympic team where she finished 53rd in the women's sprint. [2] [3] [4]

Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics

Canada competed at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, from February 9 to 25, 2018. It was the nation's 23rd appearance at the Winter Olympics, having competed at every Games since their inception in 1924. Canada competed in all sports disciplines, except Nordic combined. The chef de mission was Isabelle Charest, who was appointed in February 2017.

The women's 7.5 km sprint competition of the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics was held on 10 February 2018 at the Alpensia Cross-Country Centre in Pyeongchang, South Korea.


She was part of a group of five athletes who posed for the Bold Beautiful Biathlon calendar. [5] Her older sister is Chandra Crawford who won the gold medal in the cross-country sprint at the 2006 Winter Olympics. [1]

Chandra Crawford cross-country skier

Chandra Crawford is a Canadian cross-country skier who has competed since 2001 at the age of 16. Prior to this, she was a biathlete for five years. She was born in Canmore, Alberta, Canada.

The Women's sprint cross-country skiing competition at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy was held on 22 February, at Pragelato.

2006 Winter Olympics 20th edition of Winter Olympics, held in Turin (Italy) in 2006

The 2006 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XX Olympic Winter Games and commonly known as Turin 2006 or Torino 2006, was a winter multi-sport event which was held in Turin, Piedmont, Italy from February 10 to 26, 2006. This marked the second time that Italy had hosted the Winter Olympic Games, the first being the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo. Italy also hosted the Summer Olympics in 1960 in Rome. Turin was selected as the host city for the 2006 Games in June 1999.

Biathlon results

All results are sourced from the International Biathlon Union.

International Biathlon Union international sport governing body

The International Biathlon Union is the international governing body of biathlon. Its headquarters are in Salzburg, Austria.

Olympic Games

0 medal

EventIndividualSprintPursuitMass startRelayMixed relay
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 2010 Vancouver 75th71st14thN/A
Flag of Russia.svg 2014 Sochi 66th25th45th8th11th
Flag of South Korea.svg 2018 Pyeongchang 26th53rd19th10th12th
*The mixed relay was added as an event in 2014.

World Championships

0 medal

EventIndividualSprintPursuitMass startRelayMixed relaySingle mixed relay
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg 2013 Nové Město 17th77th12th14thN/A
Flag of Finland.svg 2015 Kontiolahti 87th31st24th9th12th
Flag of Norway.svg 2016 Oslo Holmenkollen 14th29th27th15th15th11th
Flag of Austria.svg 2017 Hochfilzen 62nd26th43rd16th13th
Flag of Sweden.svg 2019 Östersund 63rd18thLAP-14th16th-
*During Olympic seasons competitions are only held for those events not included in the Olympic program.
**The single mixed relay was added as an event in 2019.

World Cup

EventSprintMass startRelayMixed RelayIndividualPursuit
Flag of Germany.svg 2017/18 Ruhpolding-4th10th-3rd-
Flag of France.svg 2017/18 Annecy60th----DNS
Flag of Austria.svg 2017/18 Hochfilzen49th---9th39th

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  2. "Olympic veterans Crawford and Green lead Canadian biathlon team to Pyeongchang". CTV News . Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 16 January 2018. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  3. "Rosanna Crawford headlines Canadian Olympic biathlon team". CBC News . Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 16 January 2018. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  4. McCarter, Shannon (16 January 2018). "Team Canada biathletes nominated for PyeongChang 2018". Canadian Olympic Committee . Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  5. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 24 March 2010.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)