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Tom Clemens's Biography

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Tom Clemens from Weymouth, was selected as GB's representative in the 20km Individual & 10km Sprint Biathlon events at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin.

However at the end of the Olympics, at which Tom finished 57th in the 20km Biathlon, Corporal Clemens announced his retirement from the national biathlon side.

Clemens is a Corporal in the The Devonshire & Dorset Light Infantry (based in Catterick Garrison), who had a 2 year tour in Northern Ireland in the early 21st Century. In 2006 Clemens was scheduled to attend the APTC induction course with a view to joining that Corps.

Tom Clemens, who was born on 30 January 1976 in Epping, joined the Army in 1994 having attended Thomas Hardy School in Dorchester.

Clemens started his active interest in the biathlon in November 1994 and made his international debut as a biathlete in Finland in 1996.

He is coached by Ian Woods and Jason Sklenar, who said of Clemens's selection for the 2006 Winter Olympics:

"Tom has secured his place in Team GB after 11 years of hard training and has overcome his disappointment on missing out on the Salt Lake City Olympic Winter Games."

Tom Clemens was 89th at the Ruhpolding World Cup 2006.

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