German track cyclists leave empty handed

German track cyclists leave empty handed

track bike: The German Olympic track cycling competitions ended without a medal on the final day. Maximilian Levy missed the grand finale of his Olympic career, with Emma Heinz moving to fourth place instead of Christina Vogel. The Olympic City could be historic again on Sunday at the Wooden Oval west of Tokyo. Levi had reached the finals after a strong performance, thus raising hopes for the biggest success of his career in his last Olympic race. But in the final of the fight, Sprint Levy had to be content with sixth place. Briton Jason Kenney surprised the competition with a different effort and celebrated his seventh Olympic victory. Kenny became the most successful British Olympian – he has another gold medal from Sir Chris Hoy.

“I can’t think of anything. It works for Kenny, he wins and then we get dirty. It’s annoying, but I didn’t expect the grand finale,” said Levy on ARD. “For me it went to reserve and it was really great how I fought my way out.” Hinge also dreamed of sleeping in the sprint. However, the world champion lost her semi-final against Canada’s later Olympic champion Kelsey Mitchell in three races and thus missed out on a successor to Rio champ Christina Vogel, who commented on the ZDF. “Emma is an incredibly young and talented girl. She can come back to Paris in three years and do it differently,” Vogel said. In the short final, Hinge took her breath away. Against Hong Kong’s Lee Wai-Sez, the 23-year-old from Cottbus clearly lost both runs.

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Levy also complained of short rest breaks. “The world federation has to come up with something. This deprived Emma of the medal,” the 34-year-old said. By the semifinals, Levi had almost improvised to run, even though he had already complained of being tired. There was also encouraging news for Levi before the final day from older rivals, who gratefully accepted the role as an outsider. “If you’re clearly inferior, you’ve got to come up with something. Even my old rival Chris Hoy wrote to me: ‘It’s great that you’re still with us, old fox’, Levi, who is now ending his career – confirmed Detlef Uebel as head coach after the German press agency ended Olympic track cycling competitions on Sunday. “Max Levy will leave,” said Uibel, referring to the 34-year-old’s new role: “It’s going in this direction. There will be a smooth transition by the end of the year. If he accepts it, everyone else will.” With him the road is open. We are delighted that we can bring in an experienced racing driver in this position.”

Volleyball: US volleyball players are the first time Olympic champions. The team around Wiesbaden Libera Justin Wong-Orentes easily won the final against Brazil 3–0 (25:21, 25:20, 25:14) and thus the final was won by the South Americans for their defeat in Beijing 2008. back in favor. and London 2012. The US team’s most successful attackers were Andrea Drew with 15 points and former Dresdener Michel Bartsch-Hackley (14). Third place and bronze went to European champions Serbia with a 3–0 win over South Korea. Brazil had to do without Tandra Caxeta, who tested positive ahead of the semi-finals and was temporarily banned. A doping sample taken by the diagonal attacker before the start of the Games showed traces of a steroid. Brazil bounced back from a false start in the first set, but then acted very erratically in the final leg. For a long time, the second round was a performance from American girls, who ultimately won the punishment easily. The picture continued in the last sentence. Brazil got stuck in the US bloc, lost contact early on and ultimately had no chance.

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Basketball: A day after the men’s team, the American women also won their next Olympic gold in basketball. The preferred American selection defeated hosts Japan with a 90:75 (50:39) finish in the final at the Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo. The most successful thrower on Sunday was Brittany Griner with 30 points. It was her seventh consecutive Olympic title for American women’s basketball players and her ninth title overall. On Saturday, his compatriot around NBA star Kevin Durant had already won Olympic gold for the 16th time against France with an 87:82 (44:39) – and for the fourth time in a row.

Athletics: World record holder Iliad Kipchoge has won the Olympic marathon for the second time, tied with Abebe Bikila and Waldemar Sierpinski. On the final day of the Tokyo Summer Games, the 36-year-old Kenyan won 2:08:38 hours before Abdi Ngeye (2:09:58) and Belgium’s Bashir Abdi (2:10:00). “I think I have fulfilled my legacy,” said Kipchoge: “I hope it inspires generations to come.” Kipchoge had won the Olympic outpost in Sapporo in Rio even more clearly five years ago, when his lead was 1:10. Before him, Ethiopians Bikila (1960 and 1964) and Sierpinski had double success for the GDR (1976 and 1980). The best German was Richard Ringer (Rehlingen) in 26th place (2:16:08).

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