In Berlin, the first day of the so-called finals has come to an end. At the sporting event ten German championships will be held in parallel and the finals will be shown on TV. This should also give less mass-effective sports a chance for attention. "We are a young sport and can present ourselves here," said the new German champion in Stand Up Paddling, Standards Weber. That his final run was broadcast live on the ARD for an audience of millions, is part of the new concept.

In total, 3,300 athletes are represented in Berlin this weekend, including swimmers, athletes, gymnasts, track cyclists, archer, triathletes, female boxers, canoeists and modern women fighters. At a total of eight competition venues, 202 German champions will be selected.

In the Olympic Stadium with over 70,000 seats many seats were left for the athletes on the first day of the competition. A total of 43,000 tickets were sold for both days of competition, the highest sales since the German Championship 2001 in Stuttgart.

The results in detail:

  • Laura Lindemann has defended her German championship title over the sprint distance in triathlon . The 23-year-old stayed over 750 meters swimming, 21 kilometers cycling and 5 kilometers running less than an hour and reached after 59:20 minutes the finish on the Olympic Square. Second came Nina Eim 33 seconds behind, Lena Meißner third, 58 seconds back.
  • Andreas Toba secured his second title at the German all- around championships after 2016. After a stable six-fight and 83.10 points he left defending champions Marcel Nguyen (82.35) and Karim Rida from Berlin (81.60) behind. German champion was the Cologne-based Sarah Voss with 54,250 points, ahead of Kim Bui (52,550) and Sophie Scheder (52,500)
  • The hammer thrower Tristan Schwandke secured his first national title with 73.00 meters. In second and third place came the Munich Simon Lang with 68.01 meters and Johannes Bichler with 66.95 meters.
  • Floating world champion Florian Wellbrock successfully defended his title of the year over 1,500 meters freestyle in 14: 57,30 minutes. For the women Annika Bruhn (1: 58.07) became German champion.
  • The Olympic champion of Athens, Ronald Rauhe has won two titles in the German Canoe Championships. The Potsdam sat first in the kayak-one sprint on the 160 -meter-long track in front of Essen Max Rendschmidt. In the mixed Rauhe then brought in the boat with club colleague Sabrina Hering-Pradler the title before the Essen duo Caroline Arft and Tobias-Pascal Schulz. Lisa Jahn from Berlin won the German championship in one-canadians. The European Championships defeated in the final Vice World Champion Annika Loske from Potsdam.
  • Maximilian Beyer won the title in the Scratch Race at the 133rd German Track Cycling Championships. After 15 kilometers on the 250-meter wooden track in Berlin's Velodrom, the Berliner prevailed ahead of Moritz Malcharek from Zepernick and Oberhausener Achim Burkart.
  • In the final of the archers Elena Richter prevailed with 6: 4 against the silver medal winner of Rio de Janeiro, Lisa Unruh, and won their third German championship title. For men, Florian Kahllund from Fokbeck defended his title. He prevailed in the jump-off against Maximilian Weckmüller from Kassel, after having stood 5: 5 after five sets.

In the past, the competitions usually took place off the big stage. In cooperation between the German sports associations and the public broadcasters now smaller disciplines have a realistic chance of publicity. However, it is still unclear whether the finals will take place again next year.