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Domracheva: I miss my rifle

Darya Domracheva. Photo: BELTA

Speaking to, Darya Domracheva said she is missing biathlon as she has not touched her rifle for quite a long time.

"I have spent most of my life holding a rifle,” Darya said. “I am hoping to recall the old days soon.”

Darya Domracheva, 32 holds the honorary title of a Hero of Belarus. She is a four-time Olympic champion. Domracheva retired from professional sports on June 25 when she announced her decision at a press conference in Minsk. It was difficult to strike a perfect balance between training and looking after her child, she admitted. Darya Domracheva is married to famous Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjørndalen who also finished his professional sporting career. Currently, they are busy bringing up their daughter Kseniya.

Darya Domracheva. Photo: BELTA