MINSK, 17 January (BelTA) – Belarusian biathlete Dzinara Alimbekava will now be competing under the surname of her husband – captain of the Belarusian men's biathlon team Anton Smolski. Dzinara posted the news in the social networks, BelTA has learned.
On 19 January, the athlete will complete under the surname Smolskaya in the women's sprint of the fourth leg of the PARI Commonwealth Cup in Raubichi. “I hope fans will recognize me,” Dzinara said.
Dzinara Alimbekava married Anton Smolski in October 2022. Dzinara together with Darya Domracheva, Iryna Kryuko and Nadezhda Skardino won the women's relay gold at the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang in 2018. Anton Smolski won silver in the 20km individual at the 2022 Beijing Games.