Nordic World Ski Championships in Oberstdorf: The Nordic combined athletes expect great chances in the medal race, but a Norwegian can hardly be stopped.
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Oberstdorf - The Nordic combined athletes also attack on Friday.
At the home game in Oberstdorf at the Nordic World Ski Championships, the successful DSV team around Eric Frenzel goes on a hunt for medals.
In the morning, at 10.15 a.m., the competition begins with jumping from the normal hill, before the decision is made in cross-country skiing in the afternoon from 4 p.m.
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When King Frenzel and Crown Prince Vinzenz Geiger opened the World Cup hunt for Jarl Magnus Riiber, the supposed victim shone with absence.
"He's playing his nerve tricks again," said national coach Hermann Weinbuch about the dominator of the Nordic combined, who skipped the first jumps at the World Cup in Oberstdorf.
A Jarl Magnus Riiber doesn't need anything.
The Norwegian will be fully there by Friday at the latest.
In the fight for the first combined World Championship gold, Riiber is the defending champion and, thanks to his enormous flying skills, also the clear favorite for gold.
But Weinbuch's former "dominators" do not want to give up so quickly.
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Because the record world champion and thus the king of the combination is still called Frenzel.
The Saxon has won seven titles in his career and the 32-year-old is back in good shape in time for his eighth World Cup.
But hitting riots is what local hero Geiger can do best.
Riiber was “only” second three times this season, twice the winner was Geiger.
So is it enough to win your first World Cup gold on your own doorstep?
“My personal goal is to be able to implement everything I've worked out for the World Cup,” says the 23-year-old rather cautiously.
Weinbuch is already clearer: “Vincent has the greatest opportunity to strike a blow.
He is currently our strongest. "
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So actually the time would be ripe for a changing of the guard, at least within the German team.
But Frenzel is still playing the main role, attracting everyone's attention.
“When you've won everything for a decade and you're decorated like that, you just have a name.
The Vinz still has to work that out, "says Weinbuch in an interview with SID:" He doesn't really dare to take on the executive role yet.
Maybe he doesn't want to either. "
So it is quite possible that Frenzel will have to fix it again in the end.
Although the veteran has not won the World Cup since March 2018, he still won gold from the large hill at the 2019 World Cup.
“I'm going to the World Cup in good shape.
If I perform as best as possible, I can achieve good results, ”said the father of three, who never missed out on his last six World Cups.
(ck / sid)