Athlete Profile: Megan Heinicke

<img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-1454" alt="heinicke_reduced2" src="×300.jpg" width="199" height="300" srcset="×300.jpg 199w, http://www.snowsportscanada online 682w” sizes=”(max-width: 199px) 100vw, 199px” />Megan got involved in biathlon while participating in a crosscountry skiing Jackrabbit program when she was very young when she noticed the local biathlon club training. She was immediately intrigued by their shooting and wanted to give a try and never looked back. Positive coaches and support throughout her development, Megan trained recreationally between the ages of 12 to 17 when she moved onto the High-Performance Team in BC and qualified for the Youth Junior World Championships where she had a top-eight finish, and qualified for the Junior National Team. Megan continued to impress on the national team posting numerous top-10 results at international events. Three years ago she made her way onto the senior team at just 19 years of age and competed for Canada at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in her home province. When not on snow, Megan loves doing other outdoor activities including backpacking, hiking, climbing and canoeing. She also enjoys music and road cycling.

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