Oberhof (DPA) – German winter sports enthusiasts want to shine in the team: biathletes have team competitions at the home World Cup in Oberhof as well as the European Speed Skating Championships in Heerenwein.
Alexander Schmid is hoping for another top result in the giant slalom at Adelboden.
World Cup in Oberhof:
12.15 pm: mixed relay, 4 x 6 km (ARD and Eurosport) at 14.45 pm: mixed singles (ARD and Eurosport)
On the second day of competition in the Thuringian Forest, German ski hunters will again set their sights on the podium. Dress rehearsals for the Olympic Winter Games in Oberhof are less than a month away in Beijing, along with the mixed relay. Vanessa Heinz, Vanessa Voigt, Benedict Doll and Roman Reiss run for the German team. Then Franziska Hildebrand and Eric Lesser compete in the mixed singles. This discipline is already part of the program at the World Championships, but not in the Winter Games. In Friday’s sprint, it wasn’t enough to get into the top three at the start.
World Cup in Bischofshofen (Austria):
man, big hill
4.00 pm: First round, then second round (ARD and Eurosport)
The 70th Four Hills tournament is history, but the ski jumpers live on in Bischofshofen. Just two days after the conclusion of the tour, the next World Cup is on schedule at Paul-Oserleitner-Schenze. After his third place on Thursday, Karl Geiger of Oberstdorf is also one of the most promising candidates for the podium this Saturday. The top favorite, however, is the Japanese Ryoyu Kobayashi, who took the overall tour win and is also the leader in the World Cup.
World Cup in Kranjska Gora (Slovenia):
9.30 am: Giant Slalom, Women, Round 1 (Eurosport and ARD) 12.30 pm: Giant Slalom, Women, Round 2 (Eurosport and ARD)
World Cup in Adelboden (Switzerland)
10.30 am: Giant Slalom, Men, 1st Round (Eurosport and ARD) 1.30 pm: Giant Slalom, Men, 2nd Round (Eurosport and ARD)
Can Alexander Schmid confirm his strong form or is there a happy slip into third place at Alta Badia? So far, Piste in Adelboden has not been a good place, at least for the Allgu, who in recent years had always missed the top 15. Julian Rauchfuss and Fabian Gratz complete the trio in the giant slalom. Emma Eichner is aiming for her second top 15 spot in the winter season in Slovenia, which would mean qualifying for the Olympics.
World Cup in Val di Fiume (Italy):
9.30 am.: Individual, general hill / 10 km, men, jump at 12.30 pm.: individual, general hill / 10 km, men, cross-country skiing at 1.30 pm.: individual, group start 5 km / normal hill, Women, cross-country skiing at 6.00 pm: Individual, Mass Start 5km / Normal Hill, Ladies, Jump
In the first mixed finish in history, Norway won the premiership ahead of Austria and Germany. Now there are two singles in the program. In the morning it is the men’s turn and in the afternoon it is the women’s turn. For German United athletes, a rare win is likely as overall leader Jarl Magnus Riber does not participate due to back problems. Norwegians clearly favor women. Gyda Westvold Hansen has won all the singles so far.
European Championship Heerenveen (Netherlands):
2.30 PM: Team Sprint, Men 2.49 PM: 500 meters, Women 3.28 PM: 5000 meters, Men 4.58 PM: 1500 meters, Women
The sprinters want to ensure a sense of accomplishment as a team after Joel Duffer finished fifth over the 1000 meters at the start of the European Championship. In the team sprint, the German trio around 26-year-old Ingel got a chance to be an outsider on the podium. “A medal is possible,” said Nadine Seidenglanz, sports director of the German Speed Skating and Short Track Association. In the absence of best German long-distance racer Patrick Beckert, who abandoned the European Championship with the Olympic Winter Games in mind, a good placement is expected to rest on Felix Rijn.
World Cup in Winterberg:
9.45 a.m.: Monobob, 1st Round at 11.15 p.m.: Monobob, 2nd Round at 1.30 p.m.: 2-Man Bobsleigh, 1st Round 3 p.m.: 2-Man Bobsleigh, 2nd Round (ARD approx 11.55 p.m. & 3.35 p.m.)
In Monoboob, Olympic debutants Laura Nolte and Mariama Zamanka want to show off their driving prowess in the new discipline. In Two-Man Bobsleigh, Francesco seeks to return to success with Alexander Schuler after a defeat at Frederick Sigulda. Like pilot Christoph Hafer, Johannes Lochner is still looking for an Olympic pusher in the small sled.
World Cup in Sigulda (Lithuania)
9.10 am.: Single-seater, men, 1st round at 10.45 am. Single-seater, male, second round at 12.30 pm. Doubles, Men’s Round 1:50. Doubles, Men’s, Round 2 (ARD, 11.15 AM & 1:00 PM)
Following nomination proposals for participation in the Olympic Games, preparations for the Winter Games with the World Cup in Sigulda are entering a decisive phase. National coach Norbert Loch was satisfied with his team’s performance at Winterberg. “We have recently seen a significant increase in performance, for example in Wendl/Arlt and Johannes Ludwig,” said the 59-year-old. The two-seater Wendl/Erlt are looking to confirm their first World Cup win this winter, with overall World Cup winner Ludwig aiming for his fifth success of the season.
ski freestyle and snowboard
World Cup in Mont-Tremblant (Canada):
8 p.m., Mughals, women and men
Welcup in Mammoth Mountain (USA):
10 p.m. Moguls, Women’s Slopestyle, Men’s Slopestyle, Women’s
3.30 am: halfpipe, men 6.30 pm: halfpipe, women
World Cup in Krasnoyarsk (Russia):
08.00: Snowboard Cross Single, Men’s Snowboard Cross Single, Women’s
World Cup at School (Switzerland):
2.30 p.m.: Snowboard
parallel giant slalom, male parallel giant slalom, female
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