The German Skipper Joel Duffer has passed very clearly at a top 10 placement during his first use at the Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. The best German ice sprinter came in the 500 m race on Saturday in 35.37 seconds not over the 26th place.
Meanwhile, China jumped over the total fourth gold of winter games. Gao Tingyu won with Olympic record of 34.32 seconds before Cha Min Kyu from South Korea (34.39) and the Japanese Wataru Morishige (34.49).
“It was technically a solid run. I realized that the power is missing. It was only the second day on the ice,” said the 26-year-old smell: “It’s just not everything there yet. I need three, four Training days to find in the right shape. “
Dufter had not traveled last Wednesday for a corona infection. The preparation for the first use fell out accordingly. “The statics on the ice is a bit of a little flute. It takes a bit of time until you come in there,” he said in advance. Dufters focus is on the 1000 m race on 18 February.
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Before the sprinklets, a Japanese Trio had set up the best time in the quarterfinals of women’s team tracking. With the Olympic Record of 2: 53.61 minutes into the semifinals, for which Canada, the Netherlands and the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) are qualified. A German team was not at the start.