Olympia: Neit wins next skeleton

Skeletoni Hannah Neite brings the next German Olympic In the ice channel – it is a historical. Tina Hermann misses bronze scarce.

Hannah Title almost raced from nothing to the Olympus – and then allowed himself a rare, short outbreak. With the shallow hand, the 21-year-old pounded on her sledge, as the first German Olympic champion in Skeleton she had just written history. And by the way the German festival in the ice channel of Yanqing continued.

“I can not realize it, that’s definitely time,” said Nice in front of the TV cameras, again quite quiet, quite their natural – and almost apologized. “I’m glad inwardly,” she said, smiling, “people at home, my family are surprising.”

One day after the historic triumph of Christopher Grotheer, the German women brought their first gold in the smallest sled sport. The former junior world champion Neise referred the Australian Jaclyn Narracott and Kimberley Bos from the Netherlands to the places – Tina Hermann, however, was empty in 2018. For the world champion, only the thankable fourth place remained, Jacqueline Lolling was eighth.

Nevertheless, the performance is historically good, three of the six skeleton medals went to the German Association: Grotheer had led a double victory in front of Axel Jungk. “I would have told me that before, I would not have believed it,” said BSD sports director Thomas Schwab: “I can only move the hat in front of our athletes. This will bring the German skeleton sport forward.”

Hannah Tise: No World Cup victory yet, but Olympia gold

The balance sheet is also unique for the entire sledge association: The Rodler’s Rekordolympionic Natalie Geisenberger brought four gold medals into four races, even with the skeleton, there were only German victories – and the BOB competitions with the all outstanding flag carrier Francesco Friedrich come only.

That NEST was the best on Saturday after four runs, nothing came from. Never before, the only 21-year-old was in the World Cup, where it has only been on the podium for two years. Only at the European Championship in St. Moritz three weeks before Olympic Start, the police council had fulfilled the internal standard for the winter games with place – and then have to take care of their Olympia dream because of a corona infection.

Nice presented itself in China but remarkably nervous. She had been “nervous” “nervous” all day, but before the decisive day, “very well slept. I have worked a lot in the mental field.”

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In her hometown Schmallenberg in the Hochsauerlandkreis, around 100 fans pursued by a small public viewing, as the “chick” in the third run, despite a driving error in the curve 13 took over the lead. In the final fourth passage, the competition could no longer counter.

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