Sochi Ski queens
, February 16, 2014
Silver medallist Switzerland's Selina Gasparin (right), gold medallist Belarus' Darya Domracheva (centre) and bronze medallist compatriot Nadezhda Skardino celebrate during the victory ceremony for the women's biathlon individual 15 km event at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi on February 15.
The 27-year old Belarussian, known as “Dasha” to her friends, finished in 43 minutes 19.6 seconds, a minute ahead of her nearest rival Selina Gasparin of Switzerland who took a surprise silver and shot clear.
Fellow Belarussian Nadezhda Skardino, who was born in Russia but switched allegiance to Belarus, took bronze in 44 minutes and 57.8 seconds.-Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov