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Domracheva: Weather is a challenge in PyeongChang

Sport 12.02.2018 | 14:56
Darya Domracheva
Darya Domracheva

PYEONGCHANG, 12 February (BelTA) - Weather conditions in PyeongChang leave much to be desired, Belarusian biathlete Darya Domracheva said after the Olympic Women's 10K Pursuit on 12 February, BelTA has learned.

“I started the race as we planned, cleaned the first prone. At the last standing it took me too long to prepare because of wind gusts. I started taking risks. I understood that I must do it because all the leaders had already left the shooting range. I missed a lot. Of course, the weather conditions in PyeongChang leave much to be desired and affect the results,” Darya Domracheva said.

The three-time Olympic champion noted that the adaptation went well in PyeongChang. “There are no problems with time zone differences, frosts, or tracks. The winds, however, are unpredictable here and they do not let me show more stable results which I am ready to demonstrate. Wind conditions at the two previous Olympics were absolutely different,” the Belarusian said.

She also commented on the situation with the ban on the Russian leading biathletes. “No one understands the reasons for banning the Russian athletes, as no facts or explanations were provided. Such decisions raise more questions than provide answers,” Darya Domracheva said.

Four years ago the Belarusian won her first Olympic gold in the Women's 10K Pursuit.

The Women's 15K Individual is scheduled for 14 February in PyeongChang.

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