Follow-up report day 3
There were three gold medals for the German track cyclists on this Saturday.
Mieke Kroeger won the final of the single pursuit against Lisa Brennauer, also from Germany, who will end her career with this silver medal. Bronze was won by Vittoria Guazzini from Italy. Another German, Emma Hinze, also came out on top in the 500-meter time trial. It is already her second gold medal after the one in the team sprint at the European Championships. Somewhat surprisingly, Nicolas Heinrich, who is only 20 years old, secured gold in the individual pursuit. Moritz Malcharek finished the successful day of the track cyclists with a silver medal in the 15km scratch race, gold went to Iúri Leitão from Portugal.
For the first time the German gymnasts could also secure a team medal at European Championships. They finished in third place behind the teams from Italy and Great Britain.
In the men's triathlon, there was no way around the athletes from France. With Léo Bergere in first place, Pierre le Corre in second place and Dorian Coninx in third place, all medals went to the neighboring country. The best German was Jonas Schomburg in seventh place.
Hannah Meul also finished her competition in lead climbing as the best German in seventh place. Gold went to Janja Garnbret from Slovenia ahead of Jessica Pilz from Austria and Manon Hily from France. The German rowing eight had to be satisfied with a fourth place, Great Britain could secure the gold medal with a sovereign start-finish victory. German Para rower Manuela Diening finished second in the fixed seat single sculls behind Birgit Skarstein from Norway.
The BMX freestyle final was won by Anthony Jeanjean from France. The Germans Timo Schulze and Paul Thölen finished sixth and eighth.
Preview Day 4
The fourth day of the European Championships continues with a full program. A total of 23 gold medals will be awarded.
There are 12 medal decisions and a total of 20 races to watch on the regatta course in Oberschleissheim. German teams could also qualify for seven of the finals. The competitions start at 9:20 AM and end at 2:03 PM with the final in the men's single sculls. In this category, rower Oliver Zeidler may have special hopes for a medal, after he was able to win both his preliminary heat and his semifinal in a commanding manner.
Also on the Königsplatz the next medal decisions in climbing continue. After first the semifinals in bouldering women as well as lead men take place at 9 AM and at 12 PM, it continues in the afternoon with the finals in the same categories.
With Hannah Meul and Alma Bestvater as well as Yannick Flohé and Alexander Megos, four Germans qualified for the two semifinals.
Also the track cycling continues, besides 19 heats there are also three medal decisions - in the men's sprint and elimination and in the women's points race.
With road cycling another discipline starts into the European Championships.
At 10:15 AM, the men will start from Murnau am Staffelsee on the 209.4-kilometer route to Munich. After five final laps through downtown Munich, the finish line is at Odeonsplatz.
After the team finals on Saturday, the apparatus finals of the women and juniors are now on the agenda. In the vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor, the gymnasts will fight for the gold medals. While no Germans could qualify for the finals on vault and floor, Kim Bui and Elisabeth Seitz on uneven bars and Emma Malewski and Pauline Schaefer-Betz on balance beam are two German athletes in the finals.
The triathletes finish their competitions with the last discipline for these European Championships, the Mixed Relay. Two women and two men per team have to swim a distance of 300 meters, cycle six kilometers and run 1,500 meters. Valentin Wernz, Nina Eim, Simon Henseleit and Laura Lindemann will be competing for Germany.
In the Rudi-Sedlmayer-Hall the first knockout matches in the Mixed Doubles continue, where the last four teams will be played. In addition to the mixed doubles, the singles competitions will also start in the group stage. The competitions will start at 9:30 AM.
Text: Moritz Noeres
Photos: Matthias Balk & Marc Müller/Munich 2022