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Day seven at Olympia: What happened during the night

2021-07-30T05:15:19.695Z

The German rowing eight missed the gold medal he was aiming for. The South African Tatjana Schoenmaker set a world record, and tears came to her while she was still in the pool. Here is the Olympics overview.



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Exhausted at the finish: the German eight

Photo: Jan Woitas / dpa

It was supposed to be a golden night for the German rowers at the Olympic Games.

It was a silver one: Instead of the targeted first place, the Germany eight landed behind New Zealand in second place.

Was that cause for joy now?

Or a disappointment?

That was important

“We'd be ridiculous if we said we were satisfied with a medal.

We are only satisfied when it turns out to be gold, everything else would have a bitter aftertaste. «That was what rower Jakob Schneider had said before the games.

Now batsman Hannes Ocik said: “We have sacrificed everything.

Our faces are still a little blank.

But we definitely won silver.

I'm super proud. "

The team can be too.

The New Zealand boat was significantly faster in the race.

But only that. The German eighth among others left Great Britain (bronze) behind.

The night brought the

third world record

in these games, this time in swimming.

The

South African Tatjana Schoenmaker

set it up in her victory over 200 meters chest, she needed 2: 18.95 minutes and thus 16 hundredths of a second less than the Danish Rikke Möller Pedersen in 2013. “I can't describe how I feel.

Every time I want to say something, I cry, «Schoenmaker told ZDF.

And they had already come to her in the pool when her opponents congratulated her on her Olympic victory.

That will be important

Will there be the next German medal on the water?

Slalom canoeing Hannes Aigner

became world champion in

kayak single

in 2018

and won bronze in London in 2012. Aigner was the fastest in the run-up to these games, so success seems realistic. But there is still a long way to go, first of all the semi-finals, it starts at 9 o'clock.

Dimitrij Ovtcharov

said he was »the best player there ever was«

about the man who defeated him in the

table tennis

semi-finals:

Long Ma

. The Chinese had prevailed against the German in a seven-sentence thriller - and now he's reaching for gold. In the final he

competes

against compatriot

Zhendong Fan

(2 p.m.). Before that, Ovtcharov will play against Yun-Ju Lin for bronze (1 p.m.).

The best German tennis player meets the best on the planet:

Alexander Zverev

faces Novak Djoković

in the semifinals

. The winner has a medal and in the final meets the winner of the duel between Karen Khachanov and Pablo Carreño Busta. "To have a medal for sure", that would be too little for Djoković, he is all about gold - and the chance of the Golden Slam, victory at the Olympics and all Grand Slam tournaments in the same year. Can Zverev stop him on the way there? The answer will probably be available from 9:30 a.m.

Germany's handball

players face the third place in the European Championship,

Norway

. A victory would not only be important for progress, it is also about avoiding a particularly strong opponent in the quarter-finals, where a duel with Denmark is threatened. And it's also about beating a top team. The DHB selection had kept up well against France and Spain, but lost. And against Norway? It starts at 2.30 p.m.

In

women's football

there is one of the most exciting matches of the tournament: the top favorites from the

USA

meet in the quarterfinals to the

Netherlands

to exceptional striker Vivianne Miedema (eight goals in three games at the Olympics).

It has something of an anticipated finale.

It starts at 1 p.m.

The other semi-finalists will be determined beforehand.

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Source: spiegel

All sports articles on 2021-07-30

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