HOCHFILZEN, Austria -- On February 16, 2017, Lowell Bailey, Crosscut Mountain Sports Center's Acting Executive Director, made U.S. history when he won a gold medal in the 20K Men's Indivual at World Champships. This win, in addition to placing 4th in the Sprint, 6th in the Pursuit, and 6th in the Mass Start, earned him the ranking of first athlete in any sport to qualify for the 2018 U.S. Olympic team in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Catch up on the news below, and follow Lowell's blog and social media here: www.lowellbailey.com

IN THE NEWS:

NY Times - Bailey wins first Biathlon World Titlehttps://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/16/sports/skiing/lowell-bailey-wins-uss-first-biathlon-world-title.html?_r=0

Boston Globe - Bailey Wins First Goldhttps://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2017/02/16/lowell-bailey-wins-first-gold-biathlon-world-championships/mNebyFbH5eW0pEHSekCVmL/story.html

U.S.A Today - Bailey Claims First Biathlon Title.http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/olympics/2017/02/16/lowell-bailey-claims-first-biathlon-title-united-states/98011784/

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/olympics/2017/02/21/usa-biathlon-susan-dunklee-lowell-bailey-win-medals/98211074/

Faster Skier - Bailey Wins First Ever Gold for America Biathlonhttp://fasterskier.com/fsarticle/dream-come-true-bailey-wins-world-championships-gold-first-ever-american-biathlete/

Wire Sports - On family, team, and community.http://www.3wiresports.com/2017/02/16/historic-u-s-biathlon-gold-family-team-community-country-belief/

NBChttp://olympics.nbcsports.com/2017/02/16/lowell-bailey-biathlon-world-championships/

ESPN - Bailey Wins 1st Gold: http://www.espn.com/olympics/skiing/story/_/id/18697918/lowell-bailey-wins-1st-us-gold-medal-biathlon-worlds

Fox News - Bailey Wins First US Gold at Biathlon Worldshttp://www.foxnews.com/sports/2017/02/16/lowell-bailey-wins-1st-us-gold-medal-at-biathlon-worlds.html

NPRhttps://www.northcountrypublicradio.org/news/story/33427/20170217/20-years-of-hard-work-pays-in-gold-for-lake-placid-biathlete-lowell-bailey

VIDEO:

Race Clip of the 20K Individual Finish:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRLK4Eyepr4

IBU Press Conference:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnvsTC1N_MQ&t=390s

Award Ceremony @ Venue:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-Uhrj3PE3g

Evening Medal Ceremony in Town:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QA9jk77hvEc

Norwegian Prime Time w/ the Bailey Family:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1d2SHwRIkU

Norwegian Prime Time w/ the Lowell and baby daughter  (the day BEFORE the winning race!):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-acBPWMs-k