At the Torino winter Paralympics, James Millar was the first Australian cross country competitor since the 1984 winter Games. He also became Australia’s first competitor in the biathlon. Biathlon is a sport where athletes complete circuits of a cross country course and, between each circuit, shoot at targets. It combines the fitness of cross country skiing and the ability to slow the heart rate and steady to aim at the targets. Biathlon is based on the supposed demands on soldiers in a winter environment.
Date: March 2006
Author: Photo by Jennie Milton, APC official photographer for the 2006 winter Paralympics