The Nordic World Ski Championships in Oberstdorf are in the starting blocks.
In ski jumping women make the start.
We'll be in the live ticker on Thursday.
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Oberstdorf - The German ski jumpers open the ski jumping competition on the normal hill on Thursday afternoon from 5 p.m.
The DSV * team around World Cup runner-up Katharina Althaus and Olympic champion Carina Vogt is still without a podium this winter.
That should change at the World Cup in Oberstdorf *.
Vice world champion Katharina Althaus did not get past sixth place in the World Cup, Olympic champion Carina Vogt is still behind after a long break from competition and Juliane Seyfarth landed on the Playboy cover more often (once) than in the top 15 (never) - for the successful trio ( altogether 13 World Cup victories) things didn't go well until the World Cup.
Nordic World Ski Championships in the live ticker: “Wonder Woman” Vogt is in demand
The hopes rest once again on Carina Vogt.
The “wonder woman” of ski jumping has already achieved the first miracle - participation in the World Cup.
“It really means a lot to me that I'm here at all.
I was really happy when we drove here, ”said Vogt to the
after her first jumps on the Schattenberg *.
Combined skiers will also jump there on Friday before starting the trail.
Because in July 2019 Vogt had torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during training in Stams - two weeks before Andreas Wellinger, another German Olympic ski jumping champion, suffered the same injury.
Wellinger didn't make it to the home World Cup in time, Vogt did.
“The World Cup was my anchor for over two years, which pulled me up,” says the 29-year-old.
It was a spot landing - and nobody knows about spot landings as well as the chief police officer from Degenfeld.
Vogt only won two World Cup competitions, but there are five World Cup titles (two in the individual in 2015 and 2017) and the historic first Olympic gold for a female ski jumper in Sochi in 2014.
Nordic World Ski Championships in the live ticker: Will Vogt create the next miracle on the normal hill?
Now, at 29, another miracle seems almost impossible, even if Vogt reached a good eleventh place at the World Cup in Hinzenbach at the beginning of February.
After all: “The knee doesn't cause any problems right now.
Everything would actually be ready, ”said Vogt to the SID.
And so Vogt is once again in the situation from which she has always got the most out of her career: Actually, she currently has no realistic chance of top placements.
But out of the supposed hopelessness, “Miss Punktlandung” has made the largest collection of titles in women's jumping.
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