Germany already has a luge Olympic champion, now there could also be gold for women. But there are other glimmers of hope for the German team.
Johannes Ludwig secured the gold medal in tobogganing on Sunday in Beijing’s ice track. Natalie Geisenberger could follow him on this path on Tuesday. The German tobogganist also has a good chance of winning the Olympics. Just like Julia Taubitz, who starts the race as a co-favourite. In addition, the DSV biathletes want to attack the top and also get precious metal. Beijing is seven hours ahead of Germany.
t-online provides an overview (in German times) of the most important competitions on Tuesday, February 7, 2022.
Women’s Freestyle Big Air, from 3 p.m.: Germany’s best ski freestyler Aliah Delia Eichinger was eliminated in the Big Air qualification in Beijing. The favorite is Canadian Megan Oldham, who secured the most points in the qualification for her jumps.
Men’s Super-G, from 4 a.m.: Beat Feuz took gold in the downhill on Monday, Austria’s Matthias Meyer won bronze. He is also the defending champion in Super-G. Romed Baumann, Andreas Sander, Josef Ferstl and Simon Jocher will be at the start for Germany.
Mixed doubles game for bronze in curling, from 7.05 a.m. and final (from 1.05 p.m.): The semi-finals took place on Monday afternoon. A German team is not represented.
Parallel giant slalom women and men in snowboarding, from 7.30 a.m.: Stefan Baumeister, Elias Huber and Yannik Angenend will be at the start for “Team D”. For the women, Ramona Hofmeister, Melanie Hochreiter and Carolin Langenhorst want to attack.
Individuals of the biathletes, from 9.30 a.m.: At the Olympic dress rehearsal in Antholz, Russia’s Anton Babikov won the individual ahead of Norway’s Tarjei Boe. Besides him, his compatriots Sturla Holm Laegreid and Johannes Thingnes Bö are favorites. The latter is the defending champion, won in Pyeongchang in 2018. The Germans around Benedikt Doll and Johannes Kühn tend to be outsiders.
Freestyle sprints women and men in cross-country skiing, from 11.30 a.m.: The women’s final will take place at around 12.47 p.m. The favorites are the Swede Maja Dahlqvist and the American Jessica Diggins. The men’s decider is expected around 1 p.m. The Norwegian Johannes Hoesflot Klaebo has the best chance of winning the Olympics.
Men’s 1,500 m speed skating, from 11:30 a.m.: No German athletes start here. The Olympic champion from Pyeonchang, Kjeld Nuis, is also the favorite in Beijing. In addition, his Norwegian teammate Thomas Krol could also get precious metal. Just like the American Joey Mantia.
Third and fourth run in the women’s toboggan singles, from 12.50 p.m.: After Johannes Ludwig’s Olympic victory, the DSV could also win medals for women. Natalie Geisenberger is the favorite in the ice channel. Her strongest competitor comes from her own team, Julia Taubitz.
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