The German canoe and kayak boats with Sebastian Brendel and Tim Hecker and Jacob Schopf are on course for medals in Tokyo. At the start of the tenth day of competition on Monday (August 2nd, 2021), both canoes won their preliminary runs. In the women’s kayak pair, Sabrina Hering-Pradler and Tina Dietze made it straight to the semi-finals, Caroline Arft and Sarah Brüßler were successful in the quarter-finals.
Hockey: German women eliminated against Argentina
Germany’s hockey women have missed the semi-finals. Against Argentina, the team conceded a 0: 3 (0: 2) defeat on Monday.
Wrestler Anna Schell loses the quarter-final fight
Anna Schell, third in the 2019 World Cup, lost a quarter-final at the Olympic wrestling competitions. The Aschaffenburg, who fights for SC Isaria Unterföhring, lost to ex-world champion Alla Cherkassova from Ukraine in the weight class up to 68 kilograms due to a shoulder defeat. Only if Cherkassova reaches the final, Schell can start again in the hope round and still have a bronze chance.
1,500 m: Caterina Granz calls up her best performance
From a German perspective, Caterina Granz provided the highlight. With a season best of 4: 06.22 minutes, the 27-year-old crossed the finish line ninth in her run and qualified for the semifinals over time. Rio Olympic champion Faith Kipyegon won Granz ‘run confidently in 4: 01.40 minutes and should be Sifan Hassan’s great opponent in the fight for gold.
Already at the beginning of the fourth day of the competition, favorite Hassan involuntarily caused an upset: The co-favorite for gold fell in her prelim over 1,500 m, but quickly got up again and won her prelim in 4: 05.17 minutes. Hanna Klein was far from reaching the semi-finals. The German champion was last of her prelim and remained with 4: 14.83 minutes twelve seconds over her personal best time.
200 m: Kwayie over time in the semifinals
Lisa-Marie Kwayie sprinted the 200 m into the semifinals (from 12.25 p.m.). The 24-year-old finished fourth in 23.14 seconds in the second heat and then had to tremble until the last round. Ultimately, however, it was enough over time. The second German starter, Jessica-Bianca Wessolly, on the other hand, did not make it to the next round. In 23.41 seconds she was fifth in her run.
Long jump: injured Heinle finished last
Vice-European champion Fabian Heinle is handicapped by a muscle injury in the Olympic long jump final in Tokyo in twelfth and last place. The 27-year-old from Stuttgart did not go beyond the distance of 7.62 meters on Monday and thus did not reach the final battle of the best eight.
Olympic gold went to European champion Miltiadis Tentoglou from Greece with 8.41 meters ahead of Cuban Juan Miguel Echevarria, who also jumped 8.41 meters. The decisive factor for the victory was the second best distance, in which Tentoglou was ahead. Bronze also went to Cuba: Maykel Masso secured third place with 8.21 meters.
Hammer throw: Schwandke fails in the qualification
For hammer thrower Tristan Schwandke already in the qualification end station. The best attempt by the German landed at 73.77 m, which was not enough to advance. “I’m glad that I was allowed to be there at all. Unfortunately, the last grains were missing,” said Schwandke.