отказаться от before a clause

By | July 12, 2018

I know that the verb отказаться requires the preposition от before mentioning the thing to be refused.

If the following word is a noun, then no problem. The noun declines into the genitive.

They refused the silver medal. Они отказались от серебряной медали.

But, what if we put a clause after от rather than just a noun?

They refused to receive the silver medal. Они отказались от того, чтобы получить серебряную медаль.

Does it work this way?