MINSK, 11 September (BelTA) - The four-time Olympic champion Darya Domracheva received the medal of honor during Gala Evening in Porec, Croatia dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the International Biathlon Union (IBU), BelTA has learned.
The biggest surprise of the evening for me was the IBU medal of honor. The organization was founded approximately at the time I started training. I am proud that we have been growing simultaneously, Darya Domracheva said in her Instagram account.
The Belarusian also wished good luck to the newly elected IBU president Olle Dahlin in leading biathlon into the future. The famous Norwegian athlete Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, Darya Domracheva's husband, also received the medal of honor of IBU.
Darya Domracheva announced her retirement in June this year as she is planning to focus on the upbringing of her daughter Xenia.More about Sport