Susan Dunklee

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Susan Dunklee
Susan Dunklee at Biathlon WC 2015 Nové Město.jpg
Personal information
Born (1986-02-13) 13 February 1986 (age 32)
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Professional information
ClubCraftsbury Green Racing Project
World Cup debut1 December 2011
Olympic Games
Teams2 (2014, 2018)
World Championships
Teams5 (2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017)
World Cup
Seasons6 (2011/12–)
Individual victories0
All victories0
Individual podiums5
All podiums5

Susan Dunklee (born 13 February 1986) is an American biathlete.

Life and career[edit]

Dunklee was raised in the town of Barton, Vermont and started skiing at the age of two, first entering cross-country competitions at the age of seven. She attended St. Johnsbury Academy, in St. Johnsbury, Vermont for high school. She took up biathlon while she was a senior at Dartmouth College, where she studied ecology.[1] Prior to this she had been a double All-American in cross-country skiing.[2] Her best World Cup finish was 2nd in a Sprint event in Presque Isle, ME in 2016.[3]

At the 2012 Biathlon World Championships in Ruhpolding Dunklee set a new World Championship best with a fifth place in the individual event.[4]

On November 22, 2013, Dunklee was named to the American team for the 2014 Winter Olympics.[5]

Susan's father Stan Dunklee was a former NCAA cross-country skiing champion and competed at the 1976 and 1980 Winter Olympics, while her uncle Everett Dunklee competed in cross-country skiing at the 1972 Winter Olympics.[1]

On February 19, 2017, Dunklee finished 2nd in the Mass Start at Hochfilzen in the 2017 Biathlon World Championships, winning her first World Championship medal. This made her the first American woman to win an individual medal at an Olympics or World Championships in biathlon.[6] It also made her the first woman and second person overall, after Lowell Bailey, to qualify for the next US Olympic team.[6]

Biathlon results[edit]

All results are sourced from the International Biathlon Union.[7]

Olympic Games[edit]

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay Mixed relay
Russia 2014 Sochi 34th 14th 18th 11th 7th 8th
South Korea 2018 Pyeongchang 19th 66th - - 13th 15th

World Championships[edit]

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay Mixed relay
Germany 2012 Ruhpolding 5th 55th 36th 16th 11th 12th
Czech Republic 2013 Nové Město 15th 49th 47th 11th 8th
Finland 2015 Kontiolahti 12th 42nd 34th 20th 12th 8th
Norway 2016 Oslo Holmenkollen 18th 8th 10th 11th 13th 10th
Austria 2017 Hochfilzen 29nd 22nd 2nd 16th
*During Olympic seasons competitions are only held for those events not included in the Olympic program.


  1. ^ a b "Athletes - Susan Dunklee". Sochi2014. Retrieved 20 March 2014.
  2. ^ Jager, Linda (8 February 2014). "Sochi Spotlight on Susan Dunklee". United States Olympic Committee. Retrieved 20 March 2014.
  3. ^ Jager, Linda (20 March 2014). "BREAKING NEWS Susan Dunklee Wins Bronze in Oslo Sprint". United States Olympic Committee. Retrieved 20 March 2014.
  4. ^ "IBU WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – Ruhpolding (GER) – Women 15 km Individual". IBU. Retrieved March 7, 2012.
  5. ^ "US Biathlon Announces Three Nominations To The 2014 U.S. Olympic Team". Team USA. Retrieved January 10, 2014.
  6. ^ a b Zaccardi, Nick (2017-02-19). "Susan Dunklee's silver medal caps incredible biathlon worlds for U.S. | OlympicTalk". Retrieved 2017-02-23.
  7. ^ "Susan Dunklee". IBU Datacenter. International Biathlon Union. Retrieved 12 July 2015.

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