Published: February 10, 2014
Olympia Medaillenspiegel, Only proud flag bearer, now the big favorite on the first gold medal: a better start in their last Olympic Games would have Maria Hoefl-Riesch may not want.
Your dream of third Olympic victory may already be fulfilled on Monday – in the super combined downhill and slalom it’s hard to beat under normal circumstances: Vancouver 2010 she won gold, and in the 2013 World Cup. But to their chagrin now threatens sudden adversity.
“A bit muffled” were their expectations now, she said after the final downhill training on Sunday. Really good is Hoefl-Riesch also because did not get along with track and route, on the tip of her missing 1.18 seconds. “This is a huge challenge here,” she said. And the slalom slope you could not be so. “It is really steep start, what I do not like to like.”
In the afternoon the German’s women begin their hunt for gold. World Champion Geisenberger seems to be able to beat on the way to victory only themselves. The 26-year-old from rotten creek dominated in Sanki Sliding Centre and the last two training runs before the race on Monday and Tuesday with more than three tenths of a second ahead of each competition.
Biathletes want reparations
“These two runs on Monday I would take that. It fits,” Geisen Berger, who was also driven on the other two days of training in a different league said.
In the German biathlon men want to make up for the debacle of the sprint in the pursuit race. “We do not worry first., We’re just getting started, are now trying to keep the balls flat and to focus on the next race,” said head coach Mark Kirchner.
On Monday there for the team of three-time Olympic champion, the next chance, even if the situation is not the best.
Simon Schempp is a Sprint-15th After Olympic champion Björndalen from Norway start 43 seconds in the 12.5 km long race in the mountains above Sochi. Erik Lesser needs to catch 53 seconds – impossible is not a podium. “At the World Cup in France, I went with 53 seconds in the tracker and have been second, but that will not happen here at the Olympics well,” the Olympic debutant said cautiously.