Lightfoot vows to learn from Winter Olympic debut in Sochi

14 February 2014 / 16:34

Amanda Lightfoot has vowed to learn from her maiden Winter Olympic experience after bringing her campaign to a close in Sochi.

Lightfoot’s second and final outing in the biathlon at the Games saw her place 71st in the women’s 15km individual event in 54:38.1minutes.

She missed five targets in total in the range and, while disappointed, it was an improvement on the 75th place she managed first time out.

That came in the 7.5km sprint event and Lightfoot insists there is plenty she will take from her performances in Sochi on the road to Pyeongchang 2018.

“It didn’t go to plan. It is my first Olympics so it is a learning curve for me but I am a bit disappointed,” she said.

“I think I made the wrong ski selection and that was the reason for being so slow up the hills.

“And also my head wasn’t very good in the range, I haven’t been that confident in my shooting.

“I need to get that back together but this makes me more determined to come back in four years time for sure.”

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