Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Stunning Dasha delights in Sochi  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 15/02/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!


(MENAFN -Arab News) SOCHI: Belarus’ Darya Domracheva put in a phenomenal skiing performance Friday to win her second biathlon gold of the Sochi Olympics and become the first person from the ex-Soviet state to win multiple Winter Games golds

Domracheva, who already clinched the pursuit gold this week, was simply in a class of her own in the women’s 15 km individual at the Laura biathlon center

She was penalized for one missed target in her first standing shoot but was simply too fast on skis for her opponents to get near

The Belarussian, 27, known as “Dasha” to her friends, finished in 43min 19.6sec, 1min 15.7sec 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 44min 57.8sec

Home favorite Olga Zaitseva thrilled the crowd with a strong early performance but two missed targets buried her hopes and she finished 15th

Domracheva’s victory makes her the first Belarussian athlete ever to win more than one gold medal at Winter Games

Swiss outsider Sandro Viletta won men’s super combined Olympic gold as the big Alpine ski stars failed to fire while soaring temperatures sent organizers scrambling to re-jig training schedules

World champion Ted Ligety could only finish 12th while French tyro Alexis Pinturault crashed out of the afternoon slalom when well-placed on the mountain course at Rosa Khutor

As temperatures nudged 14 degrees Celsius (59 degrees Fahrenheit), Viletta, 14th after the morning downhill, swept down the increasingly slushy course to post a winning time of 2min 45.20sec

Croatian veteran Ivica Kostelic (2:45.54) won his third consecutive Olympic silver in the event while Italy’s Christof Innerhofer won bronze to add to his silver in the downhill

Victory for Viletta — who has not had a single World Cup podium finish in the event — came just two days after compatriot Dominique Gisin won a shock gold in the women’s downhill

“This is amazing. It’s perfect. It’s also a big shock. I didn’t think I would come frst. I’m so happy,” said the 28-year-old Swiss



The spring-like weather was so warm that cross-country skiers had to strip down to stay cool — some wearing short-sleeves and even shorts

Organizers brought forward the start time of the morning downhill element of the super-combined while a series of freestyle skiing training sessions were later canceled

Officials have expressed confidence that there is more than enough snow in place and the warm weather should not impact the race timetable at the Sochi Games

Down in the Olympic Park on the Black Sea coast, the men’s figure skating competition gold will be decided on Friday — without Russian veteran Yevgeny Plushenko, who withdrew injured on Thursday before calling time on his illustrious career

Japanese star Yuzuru Hanyu put himself in pole position for gold after setting a new world record score in the men’s short program on Thursday to open up a 3.93-point lead over three-time world champion Patrick Chan of Canada

In other medal action on Friday, Switzerland’s Dario Cologna won his second gold of the Games with a dominant performance in the men’s 15km Nordic skiing classic

Belarus’ Darya Domracheva put in a phenomenal display to win her second biathlon gold of the Sochi Olympics in the women’s 15 km individual

A strong Chinese team headed by Li Nina could dominate the women’s freestyle aerials, although defending champion Lydia Lassila of Australia will have her sights set on a second triumph

Britain’s Lizzy Yarnold is the hot favorite to succeed retired compatriot Amy Williams as women’s skeleton champion and medals are also up for grabs in the women’s 15km biathlon

Sochi Games organizers said a bobsleigh track worker injured when a sled smashed into him on Thursday is in a stable condition after an operation, emphasising that the track was not to blame

The Russian icemaker was hit by the forerunner bob which is used to clear and test the track

The accident came four years after the death of 21-year-old Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili in a crash during a training descent at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.

 


Arab News




  MENA News Headlines
 Dec 6 2016 - Germans recycle more and more effectively: Success in PET bottle recycling according to studyMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Bottle deposits have ensured consistently high recycling rates for PET bottles in Germany according to a new 2015 study on the usage and recycling rates of PET beverage bottles in ...

 Dec 6 2016 - Jawaher Al Qasimi Issued Administrative Decision To Appoint Board Of Trustees Of Rubu’ Qarn | For Creating Future LeadersMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) The Wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, issued an administrative ...

 Dec 6 2016 - Sharjah Concludes its UAE National Day Celebration ProgrammeMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Sharjah’s Higher Committee of National Day Celebrations has concluded its programme to mark the UAE’s 45th National Day, with the schedule comprising a diverse array of over 40 ...

 Dec 6 2016 - du re-enforces road safety messaging for staff during a hard-hitting Road Safety campaignMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) : du has joined forces with Emirates Driving Institute to launch a road safety campaign for its employees on November 17, to support the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) mission of ...

 Dec 6 2016 - DGCX Celebrates 11th Anniversary with Record VolumesMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange (DGCX) celebrated its 11th anniversary on November 21st, delivering a stellar year-to-date growth of 38%, trading over 18.3 million contracts. Strong ...

 Dec 6 2016 - The International Autumn Trade Fair strengthen the UAE position as a strategic market in the MENA regionMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) The International Autumn Trade Fair (IATF 2016) is announced to be held from 14th to 16th of December at Dubai World Trade Centre. The 31st edition of the event will take place under ...

 Dec 6 2016 - The IVI 2016 fertility conference in Abu Dhabi ended with huge participation and exchange of brilliant ideas that take infertility treatments to newer heightsMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) The 2nd edition of the IVI Fertility conference titled - Latest Advances for Enhancing Success Rates in ART, ANNO 2016, recently concluded after two days of insightful discussions and ...

 Dec 6 2016 - Welcome 2017 in style at Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham’s NYE bashMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Have a chic and classy countdown to 2017 with a black-and-white themed NYE gala dinner party at Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham, Jumeirah Beach Residence. Dress to the nines and dance ...

 Dec 6 2016 - Hotelier Summit UAE & KSA kicks off today (6th December) with a focus on the sustainable design and tech-oriented Hotels propertiesMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) For its 9th edition, the Hotelier Summit – UAE & KSA kicked off today (Tuesday, 6th December, 2016) at Al Bustan Rotana in Dubai. Reuniting 235 key decision makers and experts from ...

 Dec 6 2016 - KAMCO supports Generation Six of The ProtégésMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) KAMCO Investment Company, a leading investment company with one of the largest AUMs in the region, supported Generation Six of The Protégés. KAMCO participated in the Job Shop event ...

more...


 





Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Search News
Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help