From 2.30 am: Freestyle – Men’s Slope Style
Tricks, jumps, grabs and style – the men’s downhill swim final is a spectacle. Berk Rudd, the Olympic Big Air champion from Norway, is one of the favorites to win the gold medal, having finished second in the qualifiers. Andre Raglietti of Switzerland was the best in the warm-up period. Other nominees for the medal are Alexander Hall, Colby Stevenson, Nicholas Guiber (all from the USA) and Jesper Tjader (Sweden).
3.15 / 6.45 a.m.: Alpine Skiing – Men’s Slalom
The German Alpine team is still waiting for a medal in Beijing – in the men’s slalom, there’s another opportunity: Linus Strasser has been part of the expanding pool of medal contenders in Stangenwald at least since his victory at the Schladming Nightrace. Three Norwegians are leading the way: In addition to Henrik Kristoffersen, world champion Sebastian Voss Solivag and Lukas Brathen also have ambitions. There will also be Clément Noel (France), Manuel Villiers, co-Olympic champion Johannes Strolls (both Austria) and certainly one or two Swiss.
8.45 am: Women’s Biathlon – 4 x 6K Relay
Led by Olympic singles champion Dennis Hermann, German athletes want to take part in the fight for relay medals. Team Germany sends Vanessa Voigt, Vanessa Haines, Franziska Breus and Hermann to the 4×6 km race. “We’ve been looking forward to the season all year long”Hermann said.
The medal is definitely possible after the recent performances on display. The closest contenders are likely to be Norway, Sweden, France and the Russian Olympic Quartet.
8.15/10.15 a.m.: Cross country skiing – classic women’s and men’s team races
With the relay silver, German skaters skipped their “duty” at the Games, four days after the first solstice in Beijing, Katharina Hennig and Katherine Surbrey, who were in a great mood, burn for free swimming. In the team sprint, the two classics are among the medal candidates in their current superb form. “We’ll fight like pigs again. We have a chance and we’re hot”Hennig said. As usual, the best candidates come from Norway, Sweden and the USA.
While the men’s duo Janosch Brugger/Albert Kuchler is an obvious outsider in the competition, which was brought forward by about two hours until 8.15 a.m. CET due to the bitter cold in Zhangjiakou, it’s been twelve years since the two athletes went after Evi Dingebacher- Stehle’s Vancouver Gold And Claudia Nystad a lot is possible in this specialty.
12:00 pm: Freestyle swimming – men’s parasailing
Nothing but gold awaits host China in the men’s parasailing final. All went well in the preliminaries: Guangpu Zhi (127.88 points) and Zhong Yang Jia (125.67) got the best scores in the field of 24 participants, which was reduced to twelve athletes for the final.
American American Christopher Lillis, who was considered one of the favorites, qualified sixth with a hard-earned best that even world champion Elijah Burrow needed a second qualifying round to reach the final. Swiss Noe Roth took the third best mark in qualifying, and it is also expected.
12:30 PM: Women’s Ice Hockey – Bronze Match
Switzerland competes against Finland for the bronze medal in the Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Championship. Obviously, the teams lost their matches in the semi-finals. The two teams had already met in the group stage – here Switzerland had the upper hand with 3:2. The best teams from Canada and the United States will play the final on Thursday.
12:30 p.m.: Short run – men’s 5000m chase and women’s 1500m run
Two medal decisions are pending in the short track: First, in the men’s over 5,000m relay, medals are on the line. Olympic champion Hungary only starts in the B final, and in the A final the teams from South Korea, Canada and China are favourite.
In the women’s 1500m race, the top candidates were Yubin Lee (South Korea), Susan Schulting (Netherlands), Courtney Sarault (Canada), Christine Santos (USA) and Ariana Fontana (Italy).
It is also the appearance of the only short German tracker, Anna Seidel. The 23-year-old’s goals are cautious after a very complicated setup. Just participating is a win. “I have to remind myself that I have already achieved my big goal of coming here.”Seidel said. But she wants to at least make it to the semi-finals: “You don’t come here to be knocked out in the first round.”
After the disappointing 0:4 match against Slovakia, the German men’s ice hockey team is no longer in the tournament. But the quarter-final matches are tough: the Slovaks meet the United States at 5.10 am, after which the surprising Danish team challenges the champion of the Russian Olympic Committee (7.00 am). The Finns meet Switzerland at 9:40 am. The final is the best match between Sweden and Canada (2:30 pm).
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