Friday, September 30, 2022

Germany 8th place bad World Cup shame

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The credible thing about this world regatta course is Germany’s 8th place finish in the World Championship final. Now, this unwritten rule is being broken, and the parade boat of the German Rowing Association is also eliminated in the direct qualifying round. It hasn’t happened in 23 years.

For the first time in 23 years, the German eight have failed to reach the final at the World Cup. The significantly rejuvenated flagship of the German Rowing Association (DRV) failed to make it to the repechage at Lačice, Czech Republic and had to settle for her third place behind the Netherlands and the United States. The distance to the top two teams was him two boat lengths at the finish. Sunday afternoon’s B final is all about the final World Cup standings.

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Defending champion Oliver Seidler, who made it to the final with a comfortable win in the semi-finals in singles, and Scurll in women’s doubles remain in the medal race. Meanwhile, Alexandra Foster, who was 3rd at the European Championships, narrowly reached the final despite her energetic final sprint, at the young age of 20 she was only 4th in the semi-finals. I couldn’t. Completely exhausted, Seidler, who finished fourth at the European Championships at home in Munich, beat Great Britain’s Graham Thomas and New Zealand’s Jordan Parry to bolster her claim to a medal. I was.

The eight got off to a good start in the semi-finals, but after 500 meters the big German boat increasingly lost touch with its competitors. At the finish, the gap to Holland was more than seven seconds behind him. Just before the race, a corona incident occurred within the team. Cockless his Four’s Max John has replaced Julian his Garth, who tested positive on Wednesday.

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Most recently, the 1999 Canadian title match saw eight Germans eliminated in the repechage. Also, the DRV parade boat, which is being rebuilt after last year’s Olympic silver medal, has failed to win a World Championship medal for the first time since 2003. The eight men won three consecutive World Cup gold medals before the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. had earned.

DRV could face another disappointment after picking up just one medal at the European Championships at home in Munich. In the Czech Republic, the German fleet started in his 8 of his 14 Olympic classes, and in addition to Seidler, only Pier his Greit and Frauke his Hundering qualified in his 2nd place. , advanced to the final in 3rd place.

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Source: N-TV

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