German Medal Hunt Golden Coronation by Zeyen and Majunk
The German hunt for medals at the Paralympics is picking up speed. The cyclists to Annika Zeyen and Jana Majunke clean up despite prominent failures. Overall, the DBS is celebrating ten medals.
Only the medal flood at Fuji Speedway with the golden coronation by Jana Majunke and rounder Annika Zeyen – and then also the silver sprint of Irmgard Bensusan in the Olympic Stadium: The day before the Mega-Wednesday with Para-star Markus Rehm has team D serving as expected at the Paralympics in Tokyo. Especially the cyclists attended despite prominent dropouts with eight medals beaming faces – well within the overjoyed Majunke and Zeyen.
It’s just incredible, the paraplegic Zeyen, which was switched to cycling until 2019 said: In two different sports to win gold at Paralympics, which you can not beat.
The Handbikerin triumphed km in the individual time trial over 16 and their fourth precious metal is brought in Paralympics. All previous medals collected the 36-year-old nor as Rollstuhlbasketballerin, 2012 in London, she had even won gold.
Tricycle driver Majunke took her triumph at left. It seems to be that I have become first. I am glad, said the 31-year-old who spastic movement disorders, has dry after their convincing victory.
Irmgard Bensusan it handed over the 200 m not quite as hoped for gold coup, but also with silver as in Rio, the native South African was satisfied. I can proudly even find me in. I will, I won silver, said the 30-year-old. About 100 m Bensusan has a second chance on Thursday. Therefore would not celebrated.
For a lot of shine above all the cyclists who revamped as expected, the German record in Japan on Zeitfahrtag tremendously worried. Rio champion Vico Merklein and Steffen Warias won silver, standard-bearer Michael Teuber, Kerstin Brachtendorf, Matthias Schindler and Angelika Dreock-cheese rounded out the great result from each bronze.
Brachtendorf: My head was already canceled all
Especially for Dreock-cheese it was a very emotional moment after her husband had died four weeks ago. He has the desired so that I’ll get a medal. That means so much to me, the world champion (54) said with emotion.
also Brachtendorf was overwhelmed. Three weeks before the games, the Cottbuserin had to have surgery because of a closure of the internal iliac artery. My head was already canceled everything, Brachtendorf said: Now I have a medal, unbelievable.
Here aces wheel would have been possible for the German, but Denise Schindler and Andrea Eskau experienced bitter disappointments. I have from the start a black day caught, said Schindler, who had been looking forward to the track yet about the first medal of Tokyo at all. Also Dauerbrennerin Andrea Eskau missed the podium with the hand bike after a burglary.
In athletics, Sebastian Dietz secured with seasonal best bronze. Mental and physical was the hardest route I’ve gone. Dietz (36) struggled in the past two years with injuries and mental problems.
The German wheelchair basketball players reached the semi-finals confidently. The team led by captain Mareike Miller defeated Spain with 57:33 (24:19) and underscored impressively his ambitions for the fourth medal in series.
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On Wednesday will be followed by further top rankings. Long jump world record holder Rehm has been scheduled gold, but wants to jump as the Olympic champion and set an example. In swimming, Elena Kravtsov and Taliso angels are considered hot candidates. And cyclists medal flood is expected to continue in the road race.