Dhe German ski men were very disappointing in the third giant slalom World Cup of the Olympic winter. Alexander Schmid After a driving error in the first run in Alta Badia, he only ended up in 42nd place. Julian Rauchfuss and Fabian Gratz Nor did they make it into the top 30. The race on the legendary Gran Risa was won by the Norwegian Henrik Kristofferson ahead of the Swiss Marco Odermatt and the Austrian Manuel Feller. “Quite bitter,” said Schmid, commenting on his run.
Goggia is racing away all of them
Sofia Goggia once again raced away from the competition in Val d’Isere. After her success in the downhill, the Italian Olympic champion also triumphed in the Super-G. Ragnhild Mowinckel from Norway second, followed by Elena Curtoni from Italy. Germany’s beacon of hope Kira Weidle took 16th place.
Friedrich continues to win
Francesco Friedrich said goodbye to the year with a World Cup double. The double Olympic champion from BSC Oberbärenburg won the four-man bobsleigh race in Altenberg after winning in the small sled the day before. With his crew Thorsten Margis, Martin Grothkopp and Alexander Schüller, he relegated Canadian Justin Kripps to second place. Third was the Russian Rostislav Gaitjukewitsch.
Kalicki vor Jamanka
The Wiesbaden woman Kim Kalicki got her first win of the season in the two-man bobsleigh with Lisa Buckwitz and led a German one-two. Olympic champion Mariama Jamanka ended up in second place. Laura Nolte, who had won three of the four previous races of the season, had to be content with sixth place.
Taubitz in the lead
With the second World Cup victory this winter, the luge has Julia Taubitz their leadership in the overall World Cup expanded. The 25-year-old won in the Innsbruck-Igls ice track ahead of Austrian competitor Madeleine Egle and her teammates Natalie Geisenberger and Anna Berreiter.
Geiger and Frenzel on the podium
Vincent Geiger and Eric Frenzel continued the podium series of the German combined athletes in the World Cup. In Ramsau they only had to admit defeat to the Norwegian top star Jarl Magnus Riiber, who achieved his 43rd career success.
Kühn and Doll satisfied
Johannes Kühn and Benedict Doll on the other hand were able to convince with places six and seven. Emilien Jacquelin’s home double success in the mass start in front of his compatriot Quentin Fillon Maillet and the Norwegian Tarjei Bö was a conciliatory conclusion for the German team. “I’m really, really happy with the race,” said Doll on ZDF and at the same time emphasized: “But it’s unbelievable what’s going on on the track.”
Black day for biathletes
The German biathletes had a black day at the World Cup in Annecy. Vanessa Hinz ran in the mass start over 12.5 kilometers as the best German only in 22nd place. Vanessa Voigt landed in 24th place. The Swede Elvira Öberg won ahead of the French Julia Simon and the Russian Kristina Restsowa.
Scandinavian victories in Dresden
The Swedish cross-country skiers Maja Dahlqvist and Jonna Sundling won the team sprint in Dresden ahead of the Americans Jessie Diggins and Julia Kern and the Slovenian duo Eva Urevc / Anamarija Lampic. Laura gimmler and Sofie Krehl took ninth place. In the men’s category, the Norwegians Thomas Helland Larsen and Even Northug won.