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Darya Domracheva nominated for World Fair Play Award

The Belarusian Association of Sports Press (BASP) has nominated biathlete Darya Domracheva for the Pierre de Coubertin World Fair Play Trophy, BelTA informs. 

“The application was submitted to the International Fair Play Committee (CIFP) in Budapest. The initiative was supported by every BASP member,” BASP Chairperson Anastasia Marinina said.

The CIFP will announce the World Fair Play Award winner in the 2018 year end. It was reported earlier that Darya Domracheva accidentally stepped on the stick of her rival Dorothea Wierer (Italy) and did not attack on the finish line as a result, giving her an opportunity to take second place. In recognition of this gesture, Belarusian sports journalists sent documents to the CIFP to award the biathlete a World Fair Play Award.

The last time a Belarusian athlete earned a World Fair Play Award was in 1983 when the prize was given to freestyle wrestler Alexander Medved.