Berlin (dpa) - The finals in Berlin go to their final round. Today, the last of the 202 decisions fall in the ten sports. Overall, the response of the more than 3,300 athletes and spectators to the premiere of the multisport event was positive.
"What Berlin did here and how the audience went along - I would never have thought that possible. As it turns out: Berlin is sensational, unique and a sports city », had praised canoe Olympic champion Ronald Rauhe.
IMPORTANT: The javelin aces are in the spotlight on the second day of the championships: Olympic champion and European champion Thomas Röhler, world champion Johannes Vetter as well as vice-European champion and defending champion Andreas Hofmann have two other world-class challengers in Bernhard Seifert and Julian Weber. Vetter has a wildcard for the World Championships in Doha / Qatar, so three more are allowed. Over 3000 meters of obstacle occurs with Gesa Felicitas Krause as well as a European champion as Malaika Mihambo in the long jump.
SWIMMING: Double world champion Florian Wellbrock also heads the 400-meter title at the Finals after his victories over 1500 and 800 meters freestyle on Sunday. After gold and silver in South Korea and two German championship titles in Berlin strives freestyle swimmer Sarah Köhler also the next victory. She is favorite over 800 meters. On this track, she cracked a 32-year-old record a week ago. On her special track 200 meters butterfly is the World Cup fourth Franziska Hentke in focus.
TURNEN: Now, all the more: Elisabeth Seitz wants to make another attempt on Sunday to break the national record for gymnastics titles. After three crashes on the bar and the missed all-round title on Saturday, she now has the chance on the uneven bars and on the ground, but still to equalize the record of Ingrid Föst. The East Berliner had won between 1953 and 1963 a total of 22 national titles in the GDR. Marcel Nguyen is also the favorite at the bar in the ten finals. All-round champion Andreas Toba is the pommel horse's candidate for the title.
TRAIN: At the end of the five-day competitions in the Velodrom (Finals from about 10.30 clock) are again four competitions on the program. In the men's keirin, former World Champion Maximilian Levy from Cottbus returns after his time-out and could claim his tenth national title in this discipline. The strongest adversary is certainly the World Cup third of 2019, Stefan Bottcher from Chemnitz.
BOXING: The women conclude the six-day championships on Sunday with their finals. World Champion Ornella Wahner and third-placed Nadine Apetz were missing. Zeina Nasser failed in the quarterfinals. Whoever picks up the title, may in October for the Women's World Cup in Siberian Ulan Ude.
TRIATHLON: Patrick Lange knows what to expect. "It will be quick, it will hurt," says the 32-year-old before his guest appearance in the decisions of the triathletes (start 10.30 clock) in the finals in Berlin. The Ironman World Champion of the past two years knows the sprint distance from former Bundesliga times.
CANOE: Without the sick Olympic champion Tina Dietze (Leipzig) the decision in the kayak sprint will be made at the Eastside Gallery (12.02 pm). At the end of the competitions on the 160 m long track, the German champion will be extended in the Canadier (12.10 clock).
ARCHERY: In the Olympic Stadium final, decisions are made in the non-Olympic compound bow. Defending champion Sabine Sauter (Bad Wörishofen) waived a start. In the men's Leon Hollas (Döbeln) wants to be German champion again.
MODERN FIVE FIGHT: For Annika Schleu, the German championship is the last competition before the European Championships, starting on Tuesday in Bath, UK. There are also awarded Olympic tickets for Tokyo. The 29-year-old wants to pick her fourth championship title in her hometown on Sunday in succession.
TRIAL: From 12 o'clock the drivers of the elite men in the 26-inch class climb on their wheels without saddle and gear shift. Among the top favorites is the two-time Junior World Champion Dominik Oswald from Münchweier in Baden-Württemberg.
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