CBC Sports - Friday Jan. 17, 2014 15:20 ET

Brendan Green finishes career best 8th in biathlon

Brendan Green competes during Friday's competition. (Vianney Thibaut/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)

Brendan Green was the top Canadian at Friday's World Cup biathlon event in Italy, finishing a career-best eighth.

The Hay River, N.W.T., native was clean in his shooting in the men's 10-kilometre sprint competition, finising with a time of 25 minutes, 21.5 seconds.
"This being the last World Cup for us before the Olympics is definitely a good sign I’m where I want to be," Green said in a Biathlon Canada press release.

Italy’s Lukas Hofer and Germany’s Simon Schempp finished tied for the gold medal. Germany’s Arnd Peiffer was the bronze medal winner.

Nathan Smith of Calgary finished 22 on Friday, while Regina’s Scott Perras was 65th.

Green, 27, missed all of last year due to a back injury which sidelines all of last year with a career-threatening back injury which led to two surgeries.
"I didn’t know if I’d get back to the form I was in but I was sure hoping and wishing," said Green. "I think this proves that I am not only in similar shape as I was back then, but to do one better and have a personal best, confirms I can be right there. It is such a great feeling for me."


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