Darya Domracheva

Domracheva takes gold in women’s 10km pursuit

Darya Domracheva of Belarus clinched gold in the women’s 10km biathlon pursuit on Tuesday afternoon, winning her first Olympic title.

The Belarusian’s time of 29:30.7 saw her cross the line 37.6 seconds ahead of Norway’s Tora Berger, with Slovenian Teja Gregorin finishing third in 30:12.7.

Domracheva hit all targets in the two prone shoots and the first standing, only missing one of five in the final standing.

It was a first Olympic gold for Domracheva, who was world champion in the pursuit two years ago and took bronze in the individual event – won by Berger – at Vancouver 2010.

Gregorin, a relative veteran at 33, produced a career highlight performance to win her first Olympic medal and Slovenia’s third at Sochi 2014.

Latino Public Radio