Team spirit brings deserved medal

Fourth round of the IBU Biathlon World Cup, held in German Oberhof in tough weather, sees Belarusian national squad win one medal

The women’s relay team, comprising Nadezhda Skardino, Darya Domracheva, Nadezhda Pisareva and Lyudmila Kalinchik, has, for the first time since 2006, claimed a bronze medal at a World Cup round. In the 4x6km race, the Belarusians lost only to those from Sweden and France, ahead of 15 other teams.

The leader of the Belarusian national biathlon team, Darya Domracheva, now has three medals (won at World Cup rounds) to her credit. In the 7.5km sprint, her excellent skiing left her in fourth position, among 91 participants; poor shooting let her down. Darya was 35 seconds behind Norway’s Ann Kristin Flatland, while Lyudmila Kalinchik finished 18th. Domracheva and Kalinchik also took part in the mass start, with less success.

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