Lee-Steve Jackson

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Lee Steve Jackson
Personal information
Full name Lee Steve Jackson
Born (1980-04-20) 20 April 1980 (age 37)
Norton, Stockton-on-Tees, England, United Kingdom
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Professional information
Sport Biathlon
World Cup debut 5 December 2002
Olympic Games
Teams 2 (2010, 2014)
Medals 0
World Championships
Teams 9 (2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015)
Medals 0
World Cup
Seasons 13 (2002/03–2014/15)
All victories 0
All podiums 0

Lee Steve Jackson (born 20 April 1980) is an English former biathlete.[1]

Career[edit]

He originally started competing in the sport whilst serving in the military.[2]

Born in Stockton-on-Tees, Jackson joined the Royal Artillery in 1999 and currently holds the rank of lance-bombardier in 16 Regiment RA.[3] He competed in the 2010 Winter Olympics for Great Britain. His best finish was 55th, in the sprint. He also finished 56th in the pursuit and 66th in the individual[4]

His best performance at the Biathlon World Championships was 19th, in the 2011 mixed relay. His best solo performance in a World Championships was 39th, in the 2015 individual race. The World Championships also count towards the Biathlon World Cup, making this his best solo World Cup result as well.[1]

His best Biathlon World Cup finish was 16th, achieved in two men's relay events.[1]

Despite the fact that his forenames are usually hyphenated in official results, and by the British Biathlon Union,[3] there is actually no hyphen in Jackson's name – this anomaly came about when his coach first entered him in international competition and added the hyphen between his first and middle names.[2][5]

Jackson retired after the 2014–15 season.[6]

Biathlon results[edit]

All results are sourced from the International Biathlon Union.[1]

Olympic Games[edit]

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay Mixed relay
Canada 2010 Vancouver 66th 55th 56th N/A
Russia 2014 Sochi 41st 66th
*The mixed relay was added as an event in 2014.

World Championships[edit]

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay Mixed relay
Germany 2004 Oberhof 102nd DNF N/A
Austria 2005 Hochfilzen 99th 68th 20th
Italy 2007 Antholz-Anterselva 75th 75th 21st
Sweden 2008 Östersund 94th 79th 23rd
South Korea 2009 Pyeongchang DNF 25th
Russia 2011 Khanty-Mansiysk 47th 48th 47th 23rd 19th
Germany 2012 Ruhpolding 109th 88th 28th 24th
Czech Republic 2013 Nové Město 86th 105th 22nd 25th
Finland 2015 Kontiolahti 39th 79th 24th 25th
*During Olympic seasons competitions are only held for those events not included in the Olympic program.
**Mixed relay was added as an event in 2005.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Lee-Steve Jackson". IBU Datacenter. International Biathlon Union. Retrieved 11 October 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Williams, Ollie (9 January 2014). "Sochi 2014: Biathletes face giving up the Games for army life". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  3. ^ a b British Biathlon Association website
  4. ^ Sports-Reference Profile
  5. ^ "Lee Jackson". www.teamgb.com. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "ATHLETE RETIREMENTS". British biathlon. British Biathlon Union. n.d. Retrieved 28 September 2015. 

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