This was not enough for qualifying regatta on Lucerne Rotsey. All four were eliminated in the semi-finals, with two finals finishing fifth. Germany Eight had already qualified for the Games in Tokyo by winning the World Cup in 2019.
The end of All Olympic Dreams saw the four-man without a helmsman from the Rowing Center in Dortmund on the canal at Lindenhorst in the semi-finals. Paul Gebauer, Maximilian Planner, Felix Wimberger and Wolf-Niklas Schröder crossed the finish line in fourth place behind only South Africa, Austria and Ukraine. There was one and a half seconds left to reach the finals.
“It was an overall good race for us. We started well, crossed the middle well, the strikes came good, but we were missing a second or two in the final sprint. In the end, you have to accept that the others Just fast. Unfortunately, that’s how it is, “said national coach Tim Schoenberg, who had to admit:” You have to be honest: even if we made it to the finals, it might not have been in one of the top 2 Would have been made. Location. Congratulations to South Africa and Canada. “These two countries won the finals and won the coveted Olympic ticket.
Mark Cumman and Frederick Dunkel, who had nothing to lose as a young couple, reached the finals at least. Here he had to settle for fifth place. Olympic tickets went to boats from the Netherlands and Denmark. “In the finals, things really went right from the first stroke. But we had a lot of fun here and can take a lot of experience with us,” said Mark Cumman and Frederick Dunkle: “Regatta wanted us more.
The change in schedule due to weather forecasts was a very special challenge for two 23-year-olds. Because the final was underway two and a half hours after the semi-finals, in which they had come third from Great Britain and Denmark thanks to a strong final sprint. “I think if we had a day off we would have been closer to the front boats. But we would not have got an Olympic ticket, others are physically ahead,” said Kamman.