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Darya Domracheva

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Ski club
Dynamo Minsk


1.68 m

Olympic Games (4 medals)

56 kg

Darya Domracheva

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Full name
Darya Vladimirovna Domracheva

3 August 1986 (age 37) Minsk, Byelorussian SSR, Soviet Union (now Minsk, Belarus) (

Individual wins
28 (including Olympics)

Indiv. podiums
69 (including Olympics)

Gold medals
Biathlon at the 2014 Winter Olympics - Women's 10 km Pursuit

Ole Einar Bjørndalen, Tora Berger, Nadezhda Skardino



Dárya Vladímirovna Dómracheva (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. She was a Biathlon World Cup overall winner for the 2014–15 season.


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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. 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.)

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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 Martell, Italy.

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

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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.

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

In 2014 Domracheva was given the Hero of Belarus medal, after winning three gold medals at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

In August 2015, Domracheva decided to skip the 2015–16 World Cup season due to mononucleosis which was diagnosed in July.

After a problem with mononucleosis and pregnancy, Domracheva was in January 2017 returned to the World Cup in the 2016–17 season.

She was coached by former World Champion and Olympic medallist Klaus Siebert.

World Cup

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.

Her biggest achievement was in the 2014–2015 when was Domracheva won the Overall World Cup title with 1092 points, 48 points more than second and twice winner Kaisa Mäkäräinen. She was also won the Sprint World Cup title in that season.

Individual victories

28 victories (6 Sp, 10 Pu, 4 In, 8 MS)


  • Results are from IBU races which include the Biathlon World Cup, Biathlon World Championships and the Winter Olympic Games.
  • Personal life

    Domracheva was born in Minsk. When she was four, her parents, who are architects, moved to the small town of Nyagan in Siberia. Domracheva started skiing when she was six. In cross-country ski races she was competing with boys, as she had no rivals among girls. 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. There was no faculty of Sports Management in Minsk, so Domracheva changed to studying Tourism Management at the Belarusian State Economic University. In 2009, she was writing her diploma thesis on the subject: Advertising in the tourism industry.

    Domracheva's short name is "Dasha".

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

    On 5 April 2016, Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjørndalen confirmed that he and Domracheva are in a relationship and that Domracheva would give birth to their first child in October 2016. They were married 16 July 2016. Domracheva gave birth to a daughter, Xenia, on 1 October.


    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.


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