One more belarusian day in Sochi
Darya Domracheva won women’s 15 km mass start and got the third gold medal at the Olympic Games in Sochi. Silver medal went to Gabriela Soukalova (Chech Republic), bronze - Tiril Eckhoff (Norway).
The biathlete from the first meters of the distance entered the leading group. After the first shooting without misses Domracheva was the fourth, then she became a leader till the finish.
The second and the third shooting Belarusian biathlete passed without misses but made one at the fourth shooting.
The only one who could compete with Domrachava was Gabriela Soukalova but she also made a miss at the final shooting.
Domracheva repeated the record of Kati Wilhelm (Germany) who won three gold medals in biathlon at the Olympics. However Wilhelm won three medals at two Olympics and one of them was in the relay. Domracheva’s achieving is unique because she won three gold medals individually.
In the super final Anton made the most difficult jump - a triple somersault with five screws and difficulty’s degree 5,000. Almost perfect performance was appreciated by the judges in fantastic 134.50 points.
Australian David Morris got the silver medal and Chinese Jia Zongyang became the third.
Thus, Anton Kushnir managed to get the Olympic gold even with the failure at the Olympics 2010. Then he came to Vancouver as leader of the overall World Cup and five minutes to the owner of the big crystal globe in freestyle. Naturally, those Games, he was considered the main favorite, which was confirmed by the first jump at 125.89 points, he was the leader of the qualification. But in the second jump the ski of Anton unbuckled and he got only the 15th place.
After the Vancouver Olympics, Kushnir won bronze at World Cup 2011, had a series of injuries, as well as various life woes. But the athlete was able to get out of them and this season began on his former level, finishing the third in the overall World Cup. Anton won a stage in the American Deer Valley and became the second at Chinese Beida Lake.