DrThe fifth day of the decision at the Olympic Games in Tokyo began with a success for the German team: World Cup runner-up Sarah Koehler won the first medal for German swimmers since 2008 with bronze in the 1500m freestyle. Germans as well as basketball, fencing and judoka players. However, my doubles women’s quartet lost the first medal in rowing. Another focus is gymnastics star Simone Biles.
Tennis: For tennis pro Dominic Kupffer, the Olympic premiere ended in the round of 16. The 27-year-old Davis Cup professional lost a tough duel with Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta, seeded 6:7 (7:9), 3:6 in Tokyo on Wednesday.
Cycling: German champion Lisa Brenauer apparently missed Germany’s first hoped-for cycling medal at the Tokyo Olympics. The former Durach Test World Champion finished sixth in the individual time trial at Fuji International Speedway. The new Olympic champion is Animek van Vleuten from the Netherlands.
swimming: Sarah Koller won the Olympic bid bronze in the 1500-meter freestyle, Germany’s first billiards medal since 2008. The 27-year-old clocked in 15:42.91 minutes and improved her German record (15:48.83 minutes). On the other hand, Franziska Hentke missed the 200m butterfly final.
Fence: German fencers have to keep fighting for the first medal they crave. Al Saif’s men lost in the semi-finals of the team competition by only 42:45 to the world’s leading South Koreans and are now vying in the small final for the bronze medal against Hungary. Prior to that, the Dormagen trio Max Hartung, Matthias Szabo and Benedict Wagner won 45:28 against the ROC team.
Shooting: Lisa Unrue failed at the start of the solo competition. The 33-year-old Berliner lost her first-round duel
Against Hana Marosava of Belarus 4-6 and lost all medal chances. Olympic runner-up from Rio won the bronze medal in the team competition with Michelle Croppen and Charlene Schwartz and was also considered a strong contender for the precious metal in the singles.
Judo: German judokas Giovanna Skocimaru and Edward Triple won their opening matches at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. The 23-year-old from Wolfsburg won in the weight class up to 70kg via Waza-ari against Elvismar Rodriguez of Venezuela and reached the round of 16. Triple won the weight category up to 90 kg also through Waza-ari against Serbian Nemanja Majdov.
Basketball: German basketball players celebrate their first win in the Group B match of the Olympic Championship. National coach Henrik Rodel’s team defeated Nigeria by 99:92 (50:50) at the Saitama Super Arena and after the opening defeat to Italy kept the chance to qualify for the quarter-finals. The best German thrower was Johannes Voigtmann with 19 points.
football: Tropical Storm Nepartak reached about 350 kilometers north of Tokyo on the Miyagi mainland. At Miyagi Stadium, German footballers will meet Ivory Coast for their last group match from 10am CEST. By then, the storm should be largely withdrawn. The tropical storm brought a lot of rain and strong winds of up to 90 kilometers per hour, but at first there was no damage. Only local rail traffic was affected, and the Shinkansen Express, on the other hand, operated without restrictions.
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