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First world record of the season

Saturday, November 14th, 2015 featured

On the second day of the first World Cup in Calgary Heather Richardson-Bergsma and Brittany Bowe (both USA) skated a new world record on the 1,000m. That’s a perfect start into the season. At first Bowe has improved the record in 1.12,54 minutes. But in the next race Richardson improved the record again in 1.12,51 minutes. Third place went to Chinese Hong Zhang (CHN) in 1.12,65 minutes. The Germans Gabriele Hirschbichler skated on rank 14 and Roxanne Dufter on rank 16.

No agreement between DESG and Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann

Monday, November 9th, 2015 featured

In the course of a change in the contract there is still no agreement between the DESG and the 19-times World championship winner and Olympic champion Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann. Several medias have cited a statement of DESG president Gerd Heinze to the dpa: “There is no couch position in Erfurt for Gunda.[…]”. The financial insecurity doesn’t authorizes the DESG to guarantee her a permanent position more than to the year 2018.

National record for Patrick Beckert

Sunday, November 8th, 2015 featured

Patrick Beckert has established a new German national record over 3000m during the Time Trials in Calgary. In a time of 3.37,31 minutes he stayed 2.4 seconds behind the old record, that he had also established in February 2015 in Calgary.

First German nominees for the World Cup

Sunday, November 1st, 2015 featured

During this weekend at the German Single Distance Championships 2016 the first German athletes solved their tickets to participate in the World Cup of the current season: Gabriele Hirschbichler (1000m), Claudia Pechstein, Stephanie Beckert and Bente Kraus (3000m), Nico Ihle, Joel Dufter and Hubert Hirschbichler (1000m) and Patrick Beckert (5000m).

Jenny Wolf becomes speed skating coach

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 featured

The SID has just announced that Jenny Wolf starts a new speed skating coaching career. The 36-year-old women from Berlin and former 500m world record holder began her education in Inzell. “I have seen after the Olympics in Sochi that the Association will change. I wanted to be a part of it and contribute something”, Jenny Wolf told the SID.Jenny’s choice to Inzell has been made after her husband became a job in the Bavarian region.

Isabel Ost also injured

Friday, September 25th, 2015 featured

After Denny Ihle has been injured and has to stop for min. 6 months, it has now also taken Isabell Ost shortly before the start of the season. The skater from Berlin injured during hurdle jumping in training her foot. She said to SSN: “I will be supported by a great team at the Charité and the OSP and hope to start again at the Championships”. The Championships will be held in late October. We wish a speedy recovery!

A new misfortune for the German sprinter

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 featured

After Samuel Schwarz isn’t optimally recovered from his surgery, the german sprinter Denny Ihle has been injured now. The mam from Chemnitz suffered during playing football a multiple torn ligaments and has to stop for at least 6 months completely. But in his own words: “I am a fighter and I will come back”. A more detailed report can be found here.

Markus Eicher resigns as national coach

Monday, April 27th, 2015 featured

Today the DEC Inzell has announced that due to health reasons the long-standing national coach Markus Eicher (61) has been retired. Eicher will remain connected to the sport and still active as a club coach. A successor and new German head coach is not yet known. We wish Markus all the best for the future.

World Cup schedule for the season 2015/2016

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 featured

The dates for the World Cup next season have been confirmed by the ISU Council: Calgary, Canada November 13-15, 2015 / Salt Lake City, USA November 20-22, 2015 / Inzell, Germany December 04-06, 2015 / Heerenveen, The Netherlands December 11-13, 2015 / Stavanger, Norway January 29-31, 2016 / Heerenveen, The Netherlands March 11-13, 2016

2. Platz für Claudia Pechstein im Gesamtweltcup über 3k/5k

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015 featured

Die Berlinerin sichert sich beim Weltcup Finale in Erfurt den zweiten Platz im Gesamtweltcup über die Langstrecken der Damen (3000m und 5000m) hinter der Tschechin Martina Sablikova. Etwas erleichtert wurde Claudia Pechstein die Aufgabe durch das Fehlen der zuvor zweitplatzierten Niederländerin Ireen Wüst, die ihre Saison bereits nach der Mehrkapmf-Weltmeisterschaften in Calgary beendet hatte und in der Gesamtwertung den 3.Rang belegt.