The German ski runners have surprisingly silver in the season in Beijing and thus ensured for the first cross-country medal of the DSV at a major event for eight years.
After 4×5 km, Katherine Sauerbrey (Steinbach-Hallenberg), Katharina Hennig (Oberwiesenthal), Victoria Carl (Zella-Mehlis) and Sofie Krehl (Oberstdorf) had to give only the team of the Russian Olympic Committee. Until the last change, the quartet was still in leadership and on gold course, the Krob had to let the Russian rivals at the end. Bronze went to Sweden.
“That’s a sensation, I did not realize a medal for realistic,” said the completely stunned national coach’s roots, after his final runner Krehl “at the last groove and with the last granule” Settled in front of the in-house teams from Sweden and Finland. had.
“For a long time I would not have held out”
“Sofie had fear of death before she walked,” she said, what the supposedly weakest runner in the team also confirmed: “Sure, it was finally a medal, in such a situation I have never been. I have given everything – long ago I can not be held anymore. “
Since Bronze 2014 in Sochi by the Women Season around today’s Biathlon Olympic Champion Denise Herrmann had not confessed a German cross-country skier and no German cross-country driver at Olympic Games or World Championships on the podium.