Darya Domracheva from Belarus and Ole Einar Bjørndalen from Norway have signed a contract with China Olympic Committee. The two former biathletes will be coaching China Biathlon Team in their preparations for the Olympic Winter Games in Beijing 2022.
- We are glad to inform about the beginning of our cooperation with China Biathlon Team. This is a young team with high ambitions and perspectives to improve and grow. From this day we are going into daily training process, and will be happy to share our many years of experience with the team, which will host the next winter Olympic Games, says Ole Einar Bjørndalen.
Ole Einar Bjørndalen will be the Head Coach, responsible for both women and men´s team, while Darya Domracheva will be coach of the Chines female team.
- We are full of motivation to give our best advices to the athletes, team staff and everyone who work together with us on the way of reaching good results. Our focus is to build a high professional team, and to support and help each athlete to reach their own potential, says Darya Domracheva.
The two coaches have already started the journey to Beijing 2022 together with the Chinese athlete´s, coaches and staff. They have been several times in China and the last period in Norway with the team.
- Of course, we are happy to use this chance to help our favorite sport to develop around the world, in and for a country, where biathlon and all winter sports have a huge potential, says Darya Domracheva.
Press Service of the NOC Belarus