Old Forge native Maddie Phaneuf to compete in biathlon Wednesday

The Town of Webb School District tells NewsChannel 2 they will host a viewing party to cheer her on.

Posted: Feb 13, 2018 10:46 AM
Updated: Feb 13, 2018 1:36 PM

PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA – Another Central New York native will get her chance at Olympic glory on Wednesday.

Old Forge native Maddie Phaneuf will compete in her event, the women’s 15 kilometer biathlon, on Wednesday morning eastern time. The biathlon combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting.

The Town of Webb School District announced they will host a viewing party in the school gym to cheer on Phaneuf. The party starts at 6:00 a.m. and doors open at 5:45.

Maddie was born in Virginia but moved to Old Forge when she was 8-years-old. She is a 2013 graduate of the Webb school district and currently lives and trains in Lake Placid.

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