Former World Champion Emmanuelle Claret Dies

13.05.2013, Bensancon / IBU Info JK
Leukemia Claims French Biathlete
1996 15K individual World Champion Emmanuelle Claret of France passed away on May 11 in Besancon after a short battle with Leukemia. Claret was diagnosed with the disease in early April of this year.

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The 44-year old Claret won her World Championship and also a relay Silver medal at the 1996 IBU World Championships. She also won the World Cup Total Score in that same 1995-96 season. Over her career, “Manu” as she was known had three World Cup victories and eight total World Cup podium appearances. She also won Bronze medals in the now – discontinued Team Competition at the World Championships on three occasions. Claret competed in the 1994 and 1998 Olympic Winter Games with a best result of 14th place in the 1998 sprint at Nozawa Onsen, Japan. After retiring, she continued to ski for fun.

 Condolences to Family and Friends

Friends of Claret will hold a benefit in her honor to raise awareness of the need for bone-marrow transplants on May 20. Emmanuelle Claret leaves behind two children and many friends across the biathlon and sporting world. The IBU offers its condolences to her family as well as teammates and associates at the French Ski Federation.