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Olympia tonight in the live ticker: huge excitement for German mixed relay


On Saturday, Germany will again be waving medals in Tokyo. The Olympic news in our live ticker.

On Saturday, Germany will again be waving medals in Tokyo.

The Olympic news in our live ticker.

  • Olympia 2021 *: On Saturday (July 31st) there are a number of competitions at the Summer Games.

  • Athletics: The German mixed relay is not allowed to compete in the final over 400 meters.

  • The most important news on Olympic Day from Tokyo here in the news ticker.

Munich / Tokyo - Olympia * in Tokyo is really picking up speed.

The spectacular middle weekend of the Summer Games in Japan is imminent.

After initial teething problems, things went better and better for Germany.

The reward before the eighth day of competition on Saturday is a top 10 placement in the medal table.

While athletics is in the starting blocks, the swimming competitions are drawing to a close.

Olympic news from Saturday: Köhler wants to swim to the next medal

Sarah Köhler wants to secure the next medal for the German pool swimmer over 800 meters freestyle.

With bronze over 1500 m, the 27-year-old had ended a 13-year lean period for the German Swimming Association.

In 2008 her friend Britta Steffen won double gold in Beijing.

Köhler moved into fourth place in the 800 m race in the finals on Saturday morning (3.46 a.m. CEST).

Köhler missed her German record by just under a second after 8: 17.33 minutes.

"Now everything is just an encore," said Köhler.

Her Magdeburg team-mate Isabel Gose (19), who had fought for a strong sixth place over 400 m, narrowly retired in ninth place despite a personal best (8: 21.79).

On the way to her seventh Olympic gold in total, Katie Ledecky, the fastest in the lead, from the USA (8: 15.67) is unlikely to be stopped.

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Olympic news from Saturday: athletics scandal over German mixed relay

In athletics there was great excitement in the mixed relay over 4x400 meters.

In the competition, which was held for the first time, the German quartet initially celebrated their entry into the finals and now has to watch the final on Saturday (2.35 p.m. CEST).

Because the jury withdrew the disqualifications of the Dominican Republic and the USA after a strange back and forth, the DSV relay only finished ninth.

Marvin Schlegel, Corinna Schwab (both Chemnitz), Ruth Sophia Spelmeyer-Preuß (Oldenburg) and Manuel Sanders (Dortmund) finished fifth in the second heat on Friday after 3: 12.94 minutes.

The time is considered the best German performance, there is no official record here.

The previous best time was 3: 16.85 minutes for Yokohama 2019. First in the run with the German relay was the US relay (3: 11.39) before the Dominican Republic (3: 12.74) after the disqualifications were withdrawn. , Belgium (3: 12.75) and Ireland (3: 12.88).

Olympic news from Saturday: German mixed relay starts in triathlon

The mixed relay hopes for a medal in the triathlon. Laura Lindemann, Anabel Knoll, Jonas Schomburg, Justus Nieschlag start for Germany from 0.30 a.m. Don't miss a thing here. 

We collect the most important news about the Saturday of the Olympics in the news ticker.


Source: merkur

All sports articles on 2021-07-30

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