aLed by surprise winner Terence Weber, the German combined athletes in Rooka, Finland, achieved a furious triple success. The 25-year-old Weber won the first World Cup of his career by 1.2 seconds ahead of veterans Erik Frenzel and Vinzenz Geiger (+2.3 seconds). The trio of national coach Hermann Weinbuch also benefited from the disqualification of Norwegian dominant Jarl Magnus Riber.
Frederick did not get the challenge
The bobsled dominated Francesco Frederick left no doubt about his dominance in the Olympic winter. As in the season opener last week, the record world champion won two at Innsbruck-Igels, but with Thorsten Margis instead of Alexander Schuler. Vice World Champion Johannes Löchner again finished second with Christian Rasp and achieved a double success. Canada’s Justin Cripps completed the podium.
German cross-country skier Katharina Hennig stopped, causing a surprise in Finland. Over ten kilometers in the classic technique, 25-year-old Oberwisenthaler finished third and only lost to two star runners Frida Karlsson (Sweden) and Therese Johag (Norway). “I’m super happy. I wouldn’t have expected this in life,” said Hennig on ZDF. She got on “very well” with the cold, explained Hennig in the halt at minus 16 degrees. “Nobody in the team expected this,” said national coach Peter Schlickenreider.
Successful Tobogganing for Anna Bereiter
Anna Beiter of Berchtesgaden gave German luge athletes their first World Cup victory of the Olympic season. The 22-year-old won the 2014 Olympic track in Sochi ahead of Kendija Aprajod (Latvia) and Viktoria Demtschenko (Russia). Danja Eatberger came fifth from Ilmenau.
Königssee’s Olympic champion Tobias Wendl/Tobias Arlt finished third in the doubles. Brothers Andris and Juris Six of Latvia won the Olympic track ahead of Andrei Bogdanov/Vladimir Prokhorov of Russia in 2014.
Bilet Herrmann in third place
Dennis Herrmann gives German biathletes their first podium in the Olympic winter in the opening match of the World Cup in stersund, Sweden. The 32-year-old made only one mistake in the 15-kilometer-plus man on Saturday, with the Saxons eventually finishing third, 5.3 seconds short of second-placed Austrian Lisa Theresa Hauser, who also received a penalty minute. World champion Marka Davydova took the first victory of the new season. In the end, the flawless Czech took a 1:17.7 minute lead over Hauser.
strong influence in monobob
World Cup third Laura Nolte confirmed her strong first impression in Monoboob. Winterberger landed in second place at Innsbruck-Igels as the best German driver, five hundredths of a second. In the youth discipline, for the first time, Olympic medals will be awarded at the Olympic Games in Beijing (February 4 to 20, 2022). After two flawless runs, Elana Meyers Taylor (USA) took the win.
Katharina Althaus third in ski jumping
German ski jumpers have also made it to the podium in an individual competition for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Katharina Althaus took third place in Nizhny Tagil, Russia on Saturday, losing only to two Slovenians Emma Klinek and Urs Bogtaz after leaps of 91 and 92 metres.
em-bronze im curling
German women’s curlers won the bronze medal at the European Championships in Lillehammer. The team around Skip Daniela Gentsch (Füssen) took a 9:6 win against Russia in Friday’s game for third place. The Scottish women around Eve Muirhead won the gold medal thanks to a 7:4 final victory over Sweden around Olympic champion Anna Hasselborg.
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