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Olympics Today - Day 13: That happened tonight and that is yet to come


Florian Wellbrock swam to the ninth German gold medal. The women's sprint relay can also hope for a medal. And in the heptathlon and decathlon the queen and king of athletics are determined.

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Gina Lückenkemper brings the German women's relay to the finish in front of Switzerland


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

Florian Wellbrock

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.


Max Hoff


Jacob Schopf

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.

The German

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.

As expected,

Ryan Crouser

won gold for the United States of America


The defending champion in the

shot put

heaved his sports equipment to 23.30 meters, a new Olympic record.

The German

hockey men

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.

With the


in Ariake Park, the only German starter

Tyler Edtmayer

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

Keegan Palmer


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,

Christopher Linke

, who finished fifth in Rio 2016

, will be taking part


The German track cyclists have enjoyed successful games so far.

Emma Hinze


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.


sport climbing

, 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

400 meters

, 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.

There are

no longer any


for a

German medal after

Niklas Kaul's


, and

Carolin Schäfer

is probably only about to finish in the top ten after a disappointing long jump.


Source: spiegel

All sports articles on 2021-08-05

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