Three-time Olympic champion Darya Domracheva was back on track in women’s sprint in Oberhof today after 18-months absence dut to illness and pregnancy.
The Belarusian finished at 37th place with two penalties (1+1). She demonstrated a rather good speed (15th running time among 91 participants) but was quite slow on the shooting range.
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“I’m back. I hope that I will be showing the best possible result from race to race. But today it was hard. I was cautious while shooting, and on track, too. But in general, the start was a successful one”, Darya said after the race.
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“My family was in the hotel worrying about me. The support was felt. I hope for support after the race, too”, the biathlete added.
Domracheva lost just over two minutes to the winner Gabriela Koukalova (0+0). Kaisa Mäkäräinen came second (0+2) and Marie Dorin-Habert was third with one penalty.
The best result of the Belarusian team is Iryna Kryuko (22nd at finish). Darya Yurkevich came 51st and Nadzeya Pisareva was 76th.