Sophie Kratzer, who has represented the German hockey team in the Olympic Games and the World Cup, has been ill for cancer for some time. Last week she died.
Kratzer turned 30 years old.
Pernilla Winberg, Linköping HC, played against Kratzer in the World Cup 2013. She was shocked when she read the news about Kratzer.
- It's really awful to read. I've played so many times against her, but didn't even know she had cancer. It was a shock to read that she passed away. Life is so much bigger than the sport itself, so you get the perspective of hearing this, says Winberg to Aftonbladet.Participated in five world championships
Kratzer was a member of the ESC Planegg in the Bundesliga between 2003 and 2017. She took part in taking Germany to seventh place in the Sochi 2014 2014. Kratzer was also leading in the German squad that took fourth place in the World Cup 2017, it was the country's best result. ever. There were a total of five world championships for Kratzer.
She was buried on January 25.