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Darya Domracheva
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Personal information
Full name Darya Vladimirovna Domracheva
Born (1986-08-03) August 3, 1986 (age 27)
Minsk, Soviet Union
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
World Cup
Seasons 2006–
Wins 19 (including Olympics)
Additional podiums 38
Total podiums 57 (including Olympics)
Updated on March 20, 2014.

Darya Vladimirovna Domracheva (Belarusian: Дар’я Уладзіміраўна Домрачава; Darja Uładzimiraŭna Domračava, Russian: Да́рья Влади́мировна До́мрачева; born 3 August 1986) is a Belarusian biathlete who has been competing in the Biathlon World Cup since 2006. She won three gold medals in the pursuit, individual, and mass start competitions at the 2014 Winter Olympics, and a bronze medal in the individual competition at the 2010 Winter Olympics.


Domracheva started her sports career with cross-country skiing in 1992 but switched to biathlon in 1999. She originally represented Russia at youth level but received an offer to switch to Belarus in 2004.[1] She joined Belarus’ national biathlon team in 2006 (made her junior team debut in 2005). Domracheva won sprint and pursuit at the 2005 IBU Youth and Junior World Championships in Kontiolahti (Finland). She finished 40th in the individual race (the diopter fell off, and she missed 5 targets at the third shooting stage.)

Domracheva took 3rd place in the pursuit and 4th place in the individual events at the 2006 Junior World Championships in Presque Isle, Maine. In 2007 she picked up two silver medals in sprint and pursuit at the Junior World Championships in Vall Martello, Italy.[2]

Her breakthrough came during the 2008/2009 season when she earned two third places and one second place.

At the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, she won the bronze medal in the Women's 15-kilometer individual race at the Whistler Olympic Park venue. Later in the same season, on 13 March, she won her first World Cup race in the sprint in Kontiolahti, Finland. The next day she also won the pursuit.

Domracheva was named Belarus' Female Athlete of the Year in 2010, and was also given the title of Honoured Master of Sport that year.[1]

She is coached by former World Champion and Olympic medallist Klaus Siebert.[3]

World Cup[edit]

Domracheva won the Pursuit World Cup 2011–2012 and won the Mass Start World Cup 2011–2012. In the Total World Cup 2011–2012 she ended the season second with 1188 points behind Magdalena Neuner's 1216 points.

In the 2010–2011 season Domracheva won the Mass Start World Cup.[4]

Season Overall Sprint Pursuit Individual Mass Start
Races Points Position Races Points Position Races Points Position Races Points Position Races Points Position
2006–07 16/27 297 22nd 9/10 164 15th 6/8 125 15th 0/4 1/5 8 42nd
2007–08 18/26 226 26th 10/10 124 18th 6/8 76 22nd 0/3 2/5 26 34th
2008–09 23/26 776 7th 10/10 329 5th 6/7 214 8th 3/4 87 14th 4/5 146 7th
2009–10 22/25 770 6th 9/10 283 6th 5/6 199 4th 3/4 121 4th 5/5 140 8th
2010–11 26/26 862 6th 10/10 323 7th 7/7 252 5th 4/4 51 29th 5/5 236 1st
2011–12 26/26 1188 2nd 10/10 471 2nd 8/8 392 1st 3/3 116 3rd 5/5 250 1st
2012–13 26/26 924 2nd 10/10 351 2nd 8/8 251 6th 3/3 122 3rd 5/5 200 2nd
2013–14 20/22 793 3rd 8/9 254 3rd 7/8 296 3rd 2/2 92 2nd 3/3 151 1st



Olympic Games[edit]

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass Start Relay Mixed Relay
Canada 2010 Vancouver Bronze 8th 15th 6th 7th N/A
Russia 2014 Sochi Gold 9th Gold Gold 5th

World Championships[edit]

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass Start Relay Mixed Relay
Italy 2007 Antholz-Anterselva 13th 22nd DNF 5th 13th
Sweden 2008 Oestersund 46th 25th 5th Silver
South Korea 2009 Pyeongchang 11th 53rd 5th 6th 4th 9th
Russia 2010 Khanty-Mansiysk Not held in an Olympic season 9th
Russia 2011 Khanty-Mansiysk 19th 26th 35th Silver Bronze 10th
Germany 2012 Ruhpolding 25th Silver Gold 5th 4th 6th
Czech Republic 2013 Nové Město na Moravě 33rd 43rd 25th Gold 7th 11th

Individual victories[edit]

19 victories (4 Sp, 6 Pu, 3 In, 6 MS)

Season Date Event Competition Level
2 victories
(1 Sp, 1 Pu)
March 13, 2010 Finland Kontiolahti 7.5 km Sprint Biathlon World Cup
March 14, 2010 Finland Kontiolahti 10 km Pursuit Biathlon World Cup
1 victory
(1 MS)
March 20, 2011 Norway Oslo 12.5 km Mass Start Biathlon World Cup
6 victories
(3 Pu, 1 In, 2 MS)
December 1, 2011 Sweden Östersund 15 km Individual Biathlon World Cup
December 10, 2011 Austria Hochfilzen 10 km Pursuit Biathlon World Cup
January 22, 2012 Italy Antholz 12.5 km Mass Start Biathlon World Cup
March 4, 2012 Germany Ruhpolding 10 km Pursuit Biathlon World Championships
March 17, 2012 Russia Khanty-Mansiysk 10 km Pursuit Biathlon World Cup
March 17, 2012 Russia Khanty-Mansiysk 12.5 km Mass Start Biathlon World Cup
3 victories
(1 Sp, 1 In, 1 MS)
December 7, 2012 Austria Hochfilzen 7.5 km Sprint Biathlon World Cup
February 17, 2013 Czech Republic Nové Město 12.5 km Mass Start Biathlon World Championships
March 7, 2013 Russia Sochi 15 km Individual Biathlon World Cup
7 victories
(2 Sp, 2 Pu, 1 In, 2 MS)
January 3, 2014 Germany Oberhof 7.5 km Sprint Biathlon World Cup
January 4, 2014 Germany Oberhof 10 km Pursuit Biathlon World Cup
February 11, 2014 Russia Sochi 10 km Pursuit Winter Olympic Games[A]
February 14, 2014 Russia Sochi 15 km Individual Winter Olympic Games[A]
February 17, 2014 Russia Sochi 12.5 km Mass Start Winter Olympic Games[A]
March 9, 2014 Slovenia Pokljuka 12.5 km Mass Start Biathlon World Cup
March 20, 2014 Norway Oslo Holmenkollen 7.5 km Sprint Biathlon World Cup


Personal life[edit]

Domracheva was born in Minsk. When she was four her parents moved to the small town of Nyagan, Russia in Siberia. Her parents are architects, and at the time they were young people who wanted to build cities. Domracheva has stated: "You have to imagine: Nyagan is just one year older than me."

Domracheva started skiing when she was six. Nyagan was at its infancy then and there were few choices. She chose to do sports. The town has grown and developed in the meantime, there are more cultural events, it is no longer a problem to pass the time. She says: "When I was living there, we did not have anything of that." In cross-country ski races she was competing with boys, as she had no rivals among girls.

Sport was a way to let off steam for her. She said: "I‘ve always been excited about sports. When I saw skis, my eyes began to sparkle, just as other children‘s eyes did when seeing toys. I had a lot of energy as a child and I had to let it out. I was hard to contain." A biathlon school was opened in Nyagan in 1999, which Domracheva attended.

Domracheva attended university in Tyumen, and studied sports management from 2002 until 2003.

Domracheva's family moved back to Minsk in 2003. In Minsk they did not have a faculty of Sports Management, so Domracheva changed to studying Tourism Management at the Belarusian State Economic University.[1] In 2009 she was writing her diploma thesis on the subject: Advertising in the tourism industry.[6]

Domracheva's nickname is "Dasha".[7]

Domracheva presented the voting result of Belarus in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 final on 18 May.


Domracheva used a video camera to document herself, her teammates and athletes from other countries from 2008 until after the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. The 500 hours of material was edited into a 50-minute movie. The movie gives a unique insight into the life of world class athletes during the whole year, from the few weeks of relaxation and rest in the spring, through the hard training during the summer and the fall, to the competition season between December and March. The movie shows athletes from many countries, living together, traveling together and competing together.[8]


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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 20:22:30 -0700

Darya Domracheva, Belarus, centre, won the Women's WC sprint 7.5 Km WC-biathlon race in the Holmenkollen Ski Arena in Oslo, Norway, Thursday March 20, 2014. Domracheva is flanked by runner-up Tora Berger of Norway, left, and third placed Susan ...
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 05:56:15 -0700

A three-time Olympic champion Darya Domracheva keeps on receiving greetings for successful performance in Sochi. Today she was commended by the National Olympic Committee in Minsk. Its head, Leonid Taranenko, thanked Darya for great contribution ...
News of Belarus
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:11:15 -0700

MINSK, 15 April (BelTA) – Three-time Olympic champion in Sochi biathlete Darya Domracheva has received the Athlete of the Capital 2013 award, BelTA learnt from the press service of the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of Belarus. Director of the NOC ...
News of Belarus
Thu, 20 Mar 2014 06:23:16 -0700

MINSK, 20 March (BelTA) – Belarusian biathlete Darya Domracheva won the women's 7.5km sprint at the final E.ON IBU World Cup of the season in Norway's Holmenkollen on 20 March, BelTA has learnt. Darya Domracheva covered the course in 22:18.8 ...
News of Belarus
Sun, 06 Apr 2014 23:56:15 -0700

Domracheva 3rd in Moscow's Champions Race mass start. 07.04.2014 09:54. MINSK, 7 April (BelTA) – Three time Olympic champion of 2014 Darya Domracheva finished 3rd in the annual Champions Race mass start in Moscow on 5 April, BelTA has learnt.


Sat, 22 Mar 2014 05:45:00 -0700

Alexei Filippov. MOSCOW, March 22 (R-Sport) – Slovakia's Anastasia Kuzmina took the victory in Saturday's biathlon World Cup women's 10km pursuit in Holmenkollen, Norway, as triple Olympic champion Darya Domracheva made crucial mistakes late on.

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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 11:39:24 -0700

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