Before the Germany Eight fights for a medal on Friday, the singles competition was interesting from a German point of view. Oliver Zeidler proved his class there. Alexandra Föster could also be satisfied.
After various B-finals on Friday morning, around 10:30 a.m. at the regatta course in Oberschleißheim, there was a real atmosphere for the first time. Responsible for this: Oliver Zeidler, extremely promising German starter in the individual competition. The 26-year-old, who won European Championship titles in 2019 and 2021, rowed in the second semi-final against, among others, the strong Dutchman Melvin Twellar, who is also considered a medal candidate.
Zeidler with reserves for the final
And Zeidler, who had such immense problems in the starting phase the day before, completely dominated the competition in his run. Twellar started a little faster, but had no chance against the German in the second half of the race. Zeidler rowed with a lower number of strokes, but considerably more speed than the first across the finish line and secured an ideal starting position for the final on Sunday (08/14/2022).
Föster also in the singles final
The young Alexandra Föster also made it to the final in the women’s singles competition. The young woman from Sauerland also qualified for Sunday’s fight for the medals with a second place in her semifinals.