Also on Friday there will be an early medal for Germany at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
In addition, the athletes start their competitions in the Olympic Stadium.
A swimmer from South Africa sets a world record.
The Germany eight won the silver medal, but missed his big goal. After three World Championship titles in a row, the parade boat of the German Rowing Association had to admit defeat to the New Zealand team in the final on the Sea Forest Waterway. Great Britain came in third. The eighth is still waiting for the first gold medal since the 2012 Summer Games in London. Five years ago in Rio it had also made it to silver.
One day after his surprising end in the semifinals, one-rower Oliver Zeidler won the B-final. The 25-year-old won ahead of the Italian Gennaro di Mauro and the Canadian Trevor Jones. The Ingolstadt-based man, who went into the competition as a gold candidate, ended the summer games in seventh place. With significantly weaker winds and less swell, Zeidler got along much better than about 24 hours before.
The corona numbers continue to rise. With 27 positive cases around the games, a new daily high was registered after there had been 24 new infections the day before. This was announced by the organizers of the games. So many cases had not been recorded in one day since recording began on July 1. Again, there are three athletes among the positive cases. The organizers do not publish the names of the athletes. The number of positive tests for the competitions in Japan rose to 220. A total of 27 athletes have been infected with the corona virus so far.
Led by double goal scorer Lisa Altenburg, the German hockey women also won their fourth group game. Against the bottom of South Africa, the team of national coach Xavier Reckinger achieved a sovereign 4: 1 (3: 0) success. The selection of the German Hockey Association thus caught up with the also still undefeated world champions Netherlands, who lead group A. The German women had already secured the quarter-final ticket. Against the top favorite Netherlands it is now on Saturday (11.30 a.m. CEST) to win the group.
Doreen Vennekamp clearly missed a medal. The 26-year-old from Hüttengesäß took seventh place in the elimination shoot with the sports pistol from 25 meters. Gold went to the Russian Witalina Bazaraschkina ahead of Kim Minjung from South Korea and the Chinese Xiao Jiaruixuan. Co-favorite Monika Karsch from Regenburg had surprisingly been eliminated from the qualification. Olympic debutante Vennekamp slipped into the final round after an almost perfect qualification competition in rapid fire, after disappointing in precision shooting the day before.