Defending champion Oliver Zeidler will row for the medals at the World Championships in Racice/Czech Republic on Sunday. The 2019 world champion won his semifinal on Friday with confidence and goes into the single sculls final as one of the favorites. Looking forward to the next athlete’s swim, we will use the Kenya betting site to bet.
Medal hope Alexandra Föster, on the other hand, narrowly missed the final despite a spirited final sprint. The 20-year-old from Meschede, who won bronze at her home European Championships in Munich, only finished fourth in the final round.
Historic disgrace for German rowers
The German eight missed the final at a World Championship for the first time in 23 years.
The much-rejuvenated flagship of the German Rowing Association (DRV) had no chance in the hope race in Racice, Czech Republic, and had to settle for third place behind the Dutch and the USA.
In the B-final on Sunday (12:44 p.m.), the only thing at stake is the final World Championship ranking.
Only defending champion Oliver Zeidler, who reached the final in the single sculls with a commanding semi-final victory on Friday, and the women’s double sculls remain in the race for the medals.
World Rowing Championships: German eight without a chance
European Championship bronze medalist Alexandra Föster, on the other hand, narrowly missed out on the final despite a spirited final spurt; the 20-year-old only finished fourth in the preliminary round.
The eighth got off to a good start in the semifinal, but after 500 meters the German big boat increasingly lost touch with the competition.
Last so bad before the turn of the millennium
The last time the German eight was eliminated in the hope race was in 1999 at the championships in Canada. In addition, the DRV’s flagship boat, which is in the process of being rebuilt after last year’s Olympic silver medal, will not win a World Championship medal for the first time since 2003.
Before the Summer Games in Tokyo, the eight had won three consecutive World Championship gold medals.
The DRV is threatened with the next disappointment after the home European Championships in Munich with only one medal.
In the Czech Republic, the German fleet is competing in eight of the 14 Olympic classes. Besides Zeidler, only Pia Greiten and Frauke Hundeling qualified for the final race in the double by finishing third.