German table tennis aces created a spectacle on the 10th day of the European Championships. A German excited in a pole vault. The canoeists were delivered until a storm arrived.
Table Tennis – Mittalham and Qiu reach final
German table tennis aces again provided pure spectacle on Saturday. And in the end, two were successful which hardly anyone expected before. Nina Mittelham defeated her teammate Schiaona Shan in the semi-finals and is in the European Championship final in Munich. Sabine Winter barely missed the final.
The men’s surprise continued: German shooting star Dong Qu knocked out table tennis legend Timo Boll in the quarter-finals and also reached the final after beating Sweden’s Mattias Falk in the semi-finals.
Canoe – Powerhouse Brendel Set the Gold Direction
On the second day of decisions at the European Canoe Championships, Sebastian Brendel won the gold medal in singles with a huge energy display. The German premier canoeist won the individual gold in Class C1 in a unique way over the 5,000 meters. For Brendel, it was his eighth European Championship gold at a non-Olympic distance.
German Kayak Four had previously won EM gold over the 500m – and thus confirmed their role as a favourite. Max Lemke, Tom Liebscher, Max Rendschmidt, Jakob Schoff won ahead of Slovakia and France. This enabled the Olympic champions to defend their European Championship title. In a thrilling run, the German four was a hair’s width ahead from the start – and was able to maintain the lead. In the end, the Slovaks were 0.595 and the French 0.620 seconds behind.
Jul Heck and Paulina Paszek were only defeated by world champions Poland and World Cup third-placed Belgium in the 500m-plus kayak doubles. The German pair was 1.284 seconds behind Poland and 0.472 seconds behind Belgium. The German pair won the silver medal at the 2022 World Cup in Canada.
Shortly after Brendel’s race, the competitions had to be halted due to a storm on the regatta course.
Athletics – Bo Kanda Lita Behre beats everyone
The 23-year-old from Bayer Leverkusen used his outside chances to jump 5.85m in the pole vault event of the European Championships on Saturday evening.
Of course, the world record holder Armand Duplantis was unbeatable. He dominated the competition with almost ease and crossed 6.06m with almost ease. Others had their own competition for places behind Sweden. And finally Lita Beher came out on top. Among other things, he defeated old master Renaud Lavillenie and strong Norwegian pal Haugen Lillefoss, who failed in the 5.85 m.
Lee Meyer causes a storm of joy
Immediately following the decision in the pole vault, the 3000m steeplechase Le Meyer got the spectators in the Olympic Stadium in high spirits. The light-hearted runner at ASV Köln took his heart in both hands and made life extremely difficult for the favorite runners.
At first she stayed in the leading group – and when she split, she firmly followed top runners Elizabeth Byrd and Luiza Gega, who ran ahead. To the cheering of fans, Meyer ran for his life. And on the last lap, even Brit Bird didn’t get a chance. Hinter Gega pushed Meyer to second place.
Beach Volleyball – Ehlers/Wickler are eliminated in the quarter-finals
The German Beach Volleyball European Championships in Munich ended without a medal. In the men’s quarterfinals at the European Championships, the last German pair, Nils Ehlers/Clemens Wikler, were also eliminated.
Ehlers/Wickler lost 15:21, 14:21 against favorite Norwegians Anders Moll and Christian Sorum. The Scandinavians are the Olympic champions in 2021 as well as the world and European champions. Moll/Sorum showed hardly any weaknesses against the top German pair and presented themselves effectively.
Eventually, three German teams made it to the quarter-finals in the European Championship. was always the terminus. Two women’s pairings, Carla Borger/Julia Sude and Chantal LeBour/Sarah Schultz, were dropped the day before.
Mountain bike – Germans have no chance in mud races
In a torrential downpour, Frenchman Loana Lecomte won the European title in mountain biking. Second went to her teammate Pauline Ferrand-Prevot, who was in the lead for a long time but withdrew due to a technical problem. Anne Terpstra from the Netherlands got the bronze medal.
German riders just missed the top 15. Leonie Dobermann ranked 17th as the best German, Nadine Reeder 18th, Lia Shrivers 26th.
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