MINSK, 23 February (BelTA) – Four-time Olympic biathlon champion Darya Domracheva shared her opinion on the results of the Belarusian national team at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games, BelTA learned from the press service of the National Olympic Committee of Belarus.
“Fans probably expected better results from the team. I would like to say, however, that it is important to see not only places but also potential. I would like to praise our medalists: it is a great achievement for both Hanna Huskova and Anton Smolski. Hanna took an incredible risk to perform a jump that she had not done in four years. As a result, her courage, strength of will and the desire to win brought her a silver medal,” said Darya Domracheva.
The Olympic champion added that Anton Smolski's medal was a great success for him and for the biathlon team in general. “In such difficult conditions he coped with bitter cold, strong winds and was great at all the shooting ranges. I would like to reiterate that each of these silver medals is a big achievement. I would also like to support the athletes who did not manage to show their best. Maybe, it happened because of the overestimated expectations. I am sure the athletes will show their worth at the next tournaments. I wish everyone good luck and success,” said Darya Domracheva.