Gina Lückenkemper brings the German women's relay to the finish in front of Switzerland
Photo: KAI PFAFFENBACH / REUTERS
It almost became a complete set of medals for the German Olympians: swimmer Florian Wellbrock won the long-awaited gold medal in the open water, the unequal kayak duo Max Hoff and Jacob Schopf paddled to silver.
Only the men's hockey surprisingly missed a medal for the first time since Sydney 2000.
Later in the day, the track cyclists have a good chance of top results.
That was important
has fulfilled his dream of gold.
After the 23-year-old had already taken a bronze medal from the Aquatics Center in Tokyo in the 1500 meter freestyle, Wellbrock dominated the competition in the open water and was clearly the strongest swimmer over the 10 kilometers.
had chances of gold are calculated, however, the German 'generation boat "- Hoff is 38 years old, Schopf 22 Years - had to make the Australian duo Jean van der Westhuyzen and Thomas Green beaten.
So it was silver for the two-man kayak over the 1000 meters.
women's sprint relay
can hope for a medal.
Rebekka Haase, Alexandra Burghardt, Tatjana Pinto and Gina Lückenkemper only need 42.00 seconds over 4x100 meters - that was enough to win in their prelim and for the third-best time overall.
The final will take place on Friday at 3:30 p.m.
The men's quartet is also in the final on Friday (3:50 p.m.), but is only an outsider there - even if the top favorite USA surprisingly failed in the run-up.
won gold for the United States of America
The defending champion in the
heaved his sports equipment to 23.30 meters, a new Olympic record.
missed the bronze medal and are without a precious metal for the first time in 21 years. In the game for third place, the team around captain Tobias Hauke lost 4: 5 (3: 3) against India in a turbulent game, although they had already led 3: 1. In the semifinals, the DHB team had to admit defeat to the Australians, who will play for gold against world champions Belgium from 12 noon at the Oi Hockey Stadium.
in Ariake Park, the only German starter
missed a surprise, but fulfilled his dream of participating - despite an arm cast.
The 20-year-old, who broke his spoke in training, finished in 15th place, the first Olympic champion in the park discipline is Australian
That will be important
An Olympic classic starts at 9.30 a.m .: The
begin with the men's 20 kilometers.
For Germany, among others,
, who finished fifth in Rio 2016
, will be taking part
The German track cyclists have enjoyed successful games so far.
Lea Sophie Friedrich
, who together won silver in the team sprint, are in the quarterfinals of the Keirin discipline and have a chance of winning further medals.
, it gets down to business from 10.30 a.m.: Then the first Olympic final of the young sport begins with the discipline of speed.
From 11.30 a.m., the boulder continues, before the decision is made with the lead sub-discipline from 2.30 p.m.
The German starters Alexander Megos and Jan Hojer just missed the final round of the last eight.
In 2012 in London,
Kirani James made
history when he became the first athlete from the small Caribbean state of Grenada to win Olympic gold. From 2 p.m., sprinter James will have the chance to repeat this success: Over the
, the 28-year-old was already faster than the rest in the semifinals, and in the final, James is the favorite.
At the end of the day of the competition, the queen and king of athletics will be determined: In the
heptathlon and decathlon
, the last disciplines are at 2.30 p.m. and 2.40 p.m., the women run the 800 meters, the men’s 1500 meters.
no longer any
German medal after
is probably only about to finish in the top ten after a disappointing long jump.