In the last fight of his career, wrestler Frank Stäbler secured his first Olympic medal
Photo: Swen Pförtner / dpa
After two very successful days, Germany's Olympic team had to be content with two medals made from electronic waste on the twelfth day of the Olympic Games in Tokyo. The wrestlers
each won bronze. While it was the first Olympic medal for Stäbler after Covid illness at the end of the career, Kudla was able to repeat his success from Rio 2016.
missed the hoped-for medal over the 3000 meter obstacle with fifth place, as did the beach volleyball players
table tennis men
, however, have silver for sure.
A sensation would be necessary for gold, because in the final they will meet the overpowering Chinese.
Decathlon world champion
had to abandon the 400 meter race injured and is out of the competition.
Of course, there were also world records on the twelfth day.
The American Sydney McLaughlin improved her own over the 400 meter hurdles, and Italy's four-man track bike set a new record.
The best comes last
The three-time world champion
won the longed-for Olympic medal at the end of his wrestling career. Stäbler defeated the Georgian Ramas Soidse 5: 4 in the weight class up to 67 kilograms and thus secured bronze. It was his last competition before the announced end of his career. Stäbler's preparation for the games in Japan was anything but optimal. He has been struggling with the consequences of an ankle joint dislocation for a long time. Last autumn he was infected with the corona virus. He also had to lose eight kilograms for the event in Tokyo.
After Stäbler, team mate
Denis Kudla also
The 26-year-old in the weight class up to 87 kilograms met the Egyptian Mohamed Metwally.
Kudla had already achieved third place at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Injured in the high jump - decathlon world champion Kaul gives up
Despite a suboptimal start to the competition, he still had a good chance of winning bronze, but then decathlon world champion
Niklas Kaul had
to break off the 400 meter run.
Because of an injury that the German sustained during the high jump, in which he set a personal best, the pain was too severe.
The 23-year-old was driven off the tartan track in a wheelchair.
A strong final round is not enough for Krause to win a medal
The months-long training camp
did not pay off as hoped
Over the 3000 meter obstacle, the German reached fifth place thanks to a strong final lap, but she has to wait at least three more years for the hoped-for Olympic medal.
"It's going up again in winter," said Krause after the race.
Until Paris 2024, Krause will probably have many more months of altitude training camp.
Table tennis men beat the hosts in the semi-finals in the decision-making singles
Germany's table tennis players snip for Olympic gold.
The team around the bronze winner in the singles,
, prevailed in the semifinals 3-2 against Japan.
Ovtcharov won the fifth and decisive game 3-0 against Koki Niwa.
Patrick Franziska lost
2: 3 to the 18-year-old Japanese Tomokazu Harimoto, despite a 2-0 lead in the set, when Germany was 2: 1.
In the final, the German team will meet the highly-favored Chinese.
Muhammad runs a world record, but so does McLaughlin
Just a few weeks ago she was the first woman to stay under 52 seconds, now
has once again improved her world record over the 400 meter hurdles with 51.46 seconds.
In the duel with the old world record holder and compatriot Dalilah Muhammad, the American got the upper hand.
The 21-year-old McLaughlin got closer to the ten-year-old Muhammad curve by curve and then pulled past at the last moment.
"The race doesn't start until the seventh hurdle," McLaughlin said later.
"At the ninth hurdle I thought I would win," said Muhammad.
In the end, Muhammad's time (51.58) seconds would have been enough for a new world record - if it hadn't been for Sydney McLaughlin.
Short and sweet
The German women's table tennis team missed the final, but with China also had the top favorite as an opponent.
In the end, Germany had no chance at 0-3.
But they still have the chance to win bronze.
They play for third place against Hong Kong on Thursday.
Also eliminated are the beach volleyball vice world champions
Julius Thole and Clemens Wickler.
In the new edition of the 2019 World Cup final, Hamburg lost to the Russian duo Krasilnikov / Stoyanovskiy 16:21, 19:21 in the round of the last eight.
There was also a new world record for the men's track four-wheeler.
Italy drove the 4000 meters in 3: 42: 032 minutes and thus secured the gold medal in the final against Denmark.
There was no world record in the men's 200 meters on the tartan track, but for the first time since 2012 there was a new Olympic champion.
After three gold medals in a row for Usain Bolt,
Andre De Grasse
from Canada won his first gold at the Olympic Games.
struggled for the final of the javelin thrower
Only in the third and last attempt did the German balance the spear to 85.64 meters, which was enough for the final.
He will have to improve in the final battle.
achieved a strong fifth place over the 10 kilometers in open water swimming.
You can read here why that was perhaps also because your alarm clock rang at 2.43 a.m. instead of 2.47 a.m.
Japanese Sakura Yosozumi
won gold on the skateboard in the park discipline.
, the only 13-year-old American with Japanese roots, took bronze.
The competition itself was pretty friendly.
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