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Laura Tavares

Full name: Laura Tavares
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 139 lbs (63 kg)
Born: December 12, 1965 in Newark, New York, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Biathlon

Related Olympians: Wife of Bill Tavares.

Biography

Laura Tavares competed in biathlon at the 1994 Lillehammer Winter Olympics, appearing in the 15 km race and the relay, in her first year on the national team. She also competed at the 1994 World Championships, placing fifth with the relay. Tavares continued to compete in North America through the 1997-97 season, appearing in several FIS races in North America. Tavares made the 1994 Winter Olympics by placing third in the 7.5 km and fourth in the 15 km at the 1993 US Championships.

Tavares attended St. Lawrence University. She was a top all-around endurance athlete, competing at the 1992 US Nationals and Olympic Trials in cycling. In 1994 Tavares was a member of the Vermont National Guard. She was married to [Bill Tavares], who competed in luge at the 1992 Winter Olympics.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1994 Winter 28 Lillehammer Biathlon Women's 15 kilometres United States USA 32
1994 Winter 28 Lillehammer Biathlon Women's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay United States USA 8

Women's 15 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank AT M ST SR S1M S1T S1R S2M S2T S2R S3M S3T S3R S4M S4T S4R
1994 Winter 28 Lillehammer Biathlon United States Final Standings 32 57:04.3 4 53:04.3 32 1 10:19.5 37 1 23:18.7 29 1 34:37.9 35 1 47:45.8 31

Women's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T M S1M S2M ET ER
1994 Winter 28 Lillehammer Biathlon United States USA Final Standings 8 28:15.4 0 0 0 1-27:25.3 6
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