Megan Tandy expected her guts to be churning before she stepped into her skis Saturday for the first Olympic biathlon race of her young career.
It wasn't like that at all.
Wearing No. 76 on a list of 98 skiers, Tandy was calm and relaxed as she waited her turn in the steady drizzle to start the women's 7.5-kilometre race at Callaghan Valley. And with her Prince George family in the crowd, and her coaches on the sidelines relaying information about where she stood in race, not once did she feel like she'd fallen into a pressure-cooker.
Her relaxed approach worked like a charm. The 21-year-old from Prince George finished 46th as the top Canadian, the only one of four on her team to qualify for Tuesday's pursuit.
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