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Peter Karns

Full name: Peter Van Karns
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Born: October 24, 1945 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, United States
Affiliations: US Army, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Biathlon

Biography

Peter Karns was US biathlon champion in 1973-74. In addition to his Olympic appearance he competed at the World Championships in 1969-71 and 1973-74. Karns skied for the University of Utah, graduating with a degree in business management, and making All-American in skiing in 1966. He later received an MBA from Montana State University. Karns also coached the US biathlon team from 1973-76 and at the 1976 Winter Olympics. A native of Jackson Hole, he settled back in his hometown and worked in real estate, working with A. D. Holdings and Real Estate of Jackson Hole. Karns served a term as President of the Teton County Board of Realtors.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Winter 26 Sapporo Biathlon Men's 20 kilometres United States USA 14
1972 Winter 26 Sapporo Biathlon Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay United States USA 6

Men's 20 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank AT P ST SR S1P S1T S1R S2P S2T S2R S3P S3T S3R S4P S4T S4R
1972 Winter 26 Sapporo Biathlon United States Final Standings 14 1-20:59.67 2 1-18:59.67 34 0 17:59.83 10 0 35:23.96 9 0 52:23.24 10 2 1-12:02.91 12

Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T M ES S1M S1ES S2M S2ES ET ER
1972 Winter 26 Sapporo Biathlon United States USA Final Standings 6 28:50.37 0 3 0 1 0 2 28:50.37 7
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