Zina Kocher

3 x Olympian World Cup Medallist

Me & Biathlon

Date of Birth: December 5, 1982
Hometown:
 Red Deer, Alberta
Residence:
 Canmore, Alberta
Club:
 Rocky Mountain Racers 
Coach:
 Matthias Ahrens & Roddy Ward

Training Team: Biathlon Canada - National Training Center Team


How on earth did I find myself in this sport?! I grew up exploring many different sports & activities. Our family winter moments were mainly spent downhill skiing and skating. I joined the Jackrabbit cross country ski program when I was 7. It wasn't until I was 15 that I got involved in biathlon, partially out of coincidence and because the Alberta Winter Games came to my hometown in '98. One thing after another led me to moving to Canmore immediately after my high school graduation and training full time with the Rocky Mountain Racers. That year I made the World Junior Team. Always dreaming of racing for Canada at the Olympic Games, I chased after that goal and now 14 years later have attended 3 Olympics!

Biathlon takes up a lot of time, but there are free moments for my wide range of personal interests! Rock climbing, alpine skiing & ski touring, traveling & exploring this incredible globe, whipping up delicious food and desserts, cappuccino moments with great friends, busting out some yoga, and pursuing the world of music! 

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