CANMORE, Alta.—Canada’s Megan Imrie is going to hang up her biathlon rifle to start cracking the books at university, and getting her hands dirty on the family ranch, Biathlon Canada announced on Monday.
The 28-year-old Imrie, of Falcon Lake, Man., retires from the National Biathlon Team after having competed for nearly one decade against the top athletes on the World Cup. One of the most respected and likeable athletes on the international circuit also represented Canada at the Sochi and Vancouver Games, along with three World Championships.
“I knew mentally and physically heading into this Olympic season that this would by my final year,” said Imrie. “Embracing that reality was a real spark for me this year. I was relaxed and just had fun. When you are having fun in sport, that is when the results come.”