stersund (dpa) – German winter sports enthusiasts have their eyes set on the Olympics. With the World Cup coming to an end on the second Sunday in Advent, biathletes, ski jumpers and speed skaters will be looking to take key top spots to be in Beijing.
World Cup in Ostersund, Sweden
12.35 pm: Relay 4 x 6 km, Women (ARD and Eurosport) 3.15 pm: Pursuit 12.5 km, Men (ARD and Eurosport)
In the first pursuit race of the Olympic winter, podium places for German men are far away. 55 seconds behind Swedish sprint winner Sebastian Samuelsson, Johannes Kuhn still has the best chances of a top spot in his World Cup home game. Benedict Doll at 14th and Roman Reiss at 18th are still in the top 20.
World Cup in Wisla (Poland), Maine
16.00: Person on the Big Hill (ARD and Eurosport)
After finishing second in the first team competition of the season on Saturday, German ski jumpers are looking to show their strong form again in the individual competition. Carl Geiger is the co-favorite in the fifth individual competition of the season and wearing the yellow jersey. Teammate Marcus Eisenbichler also showed in his second jump of 130m on Saturday that he can be expected again. In the last four individual competitions, there were five podium places for national coach Stephen Hornacher’s team. Geiger has scored the only win so far.
World Cup in Lake Louise (Canada) and Beaver Creek (USA)
6.30 pm: Super G, Women 8.00 pm: Downhill, Men
Dominic Schweiger is looking to improve after his 11th place on Saturday. He wants to see if he makes the top ten, reaffirms the performance “and then hopefully achieves Olympic qualification,” the 30-year-old announced. For World Cup runners-up Andreas Sander and Romed Baumann, who have already qualified for the Winter Games in Beijing, Beaver Creek is about to improve after 20 and 23 places respectively. After her seventh place in the downhill, Kira Weidle is also aiming for the top spot in the Super-G.
World Cup in Lillehammer (Norway), Maine
10:50 am: Individual, big hill ski jumping (Eurosport)
2 pm: Individual, 10-kilometer cross-country skiing (ARD and Eurosport)
The German United athletes are in a good mood and are also favorites for the podium on Sunday. In the only relay race this season before the Winter Games, only the Norwegian quartet was slightly better than national coach Hermann Weinbuch on Saturday. High-flyer Jarl Magnus Riber made the difference in the end and has plenty of individual chances to win again. The German all-rounder of ski jumping and cross-country skiing could already hope for victory in this youthful season. Last weekend, Terrence Webber won ahead of teammates Erik Frenzel and Vincennes Geiger.
World Cup in Lillehammer (Norway), Women
5.30pm: Person on the Big Hill (Eurosport 2)
With a German ski jumper’s first World Cup win since March 2019 on Saturday and fifth and third place before that, Katharina Althaus began the season with an impressively strong German ski jumper and her status as an international top athlete. is underlined. Following his success in the first competition, the 25-year-old is also one of the big favorites at the end of the weekend at Lillehammer. The Oberstdorf women are currently the only athlete in national coach Maximilian Mechler’s team to be considered for a top spot in the individual competition.
cross country skiing
World Cup in Lillehammer (Norway)
9:20 am: Relay 4 x 7.5 km men (Eurosport)
11.45 am: Relay 4 x 5 km Women (ARD and Eurosport)
At the end of the World Cup weekend in Norway, relay competitions for cross-country skiers take place. For him at Lillehammer the focus is on these races. Big favorites are the hosts again. On Saturday, three Norwegians were in the top three spots among men, with nine coming in the top twelve. Scandinavians are also preferred again in season.
World Cup in Altenburg at 9.30 am: Women’s two-man bobsleigh, 1st round at 11.00 am: Women’s two-man bobsleigh, 2nd round (ARD around 40 pm and 5:45 pm)
On the challenging ice canal in Altenberg, German pilots primarily drive against two-time Olympic champion Kelly Humphries, who loves the Saxon railways. Nevertheless, Laura Nolte, Mariama Zamanka and Kim Kaliki are aiming for a place on the podium. For men, victory in the dominant category is only possible through Dominator Francesco Frederick. On his home track, he is looking to set another exclamation point in the Olympic season.
world cup sochi
8.30 am: Single-seater, Female, 1st Round 09.55: Single-seater, Female, 2nd Round (ARD, 9.00 am and 11.45 am) 11.30 am: Sprint, Male 12.15: Sprint, Double-seater 12.50: Sprint, Female
The sprint competitions are being held for the first time this season for the second consecutive World Cup in Sochi. Before that the women fight for the next podium. Last week, Anna Bereiter stunned the competition with her first win of the season. In the first match of the World Cup in Yanqing, world champion Julia Taubitz took second place. Bereiter awaits his debut. “It is something special for the leaders of the World Cup to wear a yellow camisole. But I will not let it put pressure on me,” said the 22-year-old.
Welcup in Salt Lake City
8.30 hrs: 500m, Men 9:07 hrs: 1500m, Women 9:57 hrs: 1000m, Men 10:41 hrs: Mass start, Women 11:05 hrs: Team pursuit, Men
With his personal best of more than 500 meters at the start of the World Cup in Salt Lake City, Joel Dufter raised hopes of a good spot over the doubly long distance. “The 1000 meters is his best route,” said national coach Helge Jasch. For Inzeller Dufter, it’s still about getting a chance for an Olympic starting spot.
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