Tears eye!On the day of her 49-year-old father’s funeral, The Russian and Austrian women’s team picked the silver medal with great sadness

2022-05-05 0 By

On February 16, the Russian Olympic team won the silver medal in the women’s 4 x 6km biathlon relay.It was a bittersweet day for Irina Kazakovich, 24, of the Russian and Austrian team.Happy that she won her first Olympic medal, sad that her late father was buried on the same day.Irina Kazakovich, the daughter of Vladimir Kazakovich, has died at the age of 49 after a long battle with cancer, Russia Today reported.Vladimir’s funeral took place on Wednesday, the day of irina’s relay race.Irina did not tell her teammates about the incident before the race, and she finished the first leg alone with her grief.Irina broke the news to her teammates as she celebrated after the game ended and the Russian and Austrian team won the silver medal.Irina’s mother Olga told Russian television she was proud of her daughter and spoke of irina’s late father.Olga said: “My daughter has won an Olympic silver medal and I am so happy for her.She dedicated the silver medal to her father, who was laid to rest on Wednesday.Irina was very, very upset, but she pulled through.