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Surprising coach decision

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 featured

Today it was announced that André Unterdörfel will not be more active in his coach position in Berlin. After the development of its athletes this season, he said “he was very concerned and surprised” by the decision. Sports director Bartko defended his decision, however, wanting to give Unterdörfel a future perspective in the development of the D/C juniors.

Surprising nomination

Monday, February 23rd, 2015 featured
Leia Behlau

Two weeks after their participation in the Junior World Championships in Warsaw (Poland), the young skater lady Leia Behlau from Erfurt was nominated for participation in the Allround World Championships in Calgary (CAN). German head coach Markus Eicher explained his decision with: “We want to put a positive sign for the next skater generation”.

So sehen Sieger aus!

Saturday, February 14th, 2015 featured

Ziemlich überraschend gewann heute in Heerenveen das japanische Team der Frauen den Team Pursuit mit 2 Hundertstel vor den favorisierten Niederländerinnen und Russland. In einem sehr harmonischen und schnellen Lauf siegten die Damen aus dem Land der aufgehenden Sonne und liessen sich anschliessend von 12.000 Zuschauern im ausverkauften Thialf feiern. Die deutschen Damen waren chancenlos.

Success for Claudia Pechstein

Friday, February 13th, 2015 featured

Second day – second medal for the German team at the single track world championships in the Netherlands. Claudia Pechstein wins the women’s 5,000m in an excellent time of 6: 56.53, behind Martina Sablikova (CZE) and Carlijn Achtereekte (NED). In front of a full house in Thialf, the Berliner ran a steady race and was rewarded with a well deserved podium. However, especially Martina Sablikova impressively demonstrated that they are currently running in a different league on this distance.

Patrick Beckert: “Ich dachte schon das war’s”

Thursday, February 12th, 2015 featured

Ja – aber anders! Als erster Deutscher holt Patrick Beckert seine erste Medaille bei Einzelstreckenweltmeisterschaften über die 10.000m. Damit tritt der Erfurter in die Fußspuren von Frank Dittrich. Dieser erreichte das letzte Podium auf dieser Strecke vor 15 Jahren in Nagano. Überragender Sieger war der Niederländer Jorrit Bergsma vor seinem Landsmann Erik-Jan Kooiman.

World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships 2015

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 featured

This year’s World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships will start on Thursday and will take place in Heerenveen, the heart of speed skating, Thialf. SSN and DESGphoto are on site and will report with the results and pictures. Stay tuned!

1st World Cup victory of Judith Hesse

Sunday, February 8th, 2015 featured

Big bang on the second day of the Sprint World Cup in Heerenveen: after a sub-optimal first day, Judith Hesse from Erfurt won the second race over 500m. She referred Sang-Hwa Lee (KOR) and Thijsje Oenema (NED) on places 2 and 3. It is the first victory for Hesse in a World Cup.

Sprint Weltcup in Heerenveen 1000m

Saturday, February 7th, 2015 featured

Und auch auf der doppelten Distanz gelang Nico Ihle der Sprung aufs Treppchen. Über 1000m belegte er erneut den dritten Platz hinter Kjeld Nuis (NED) und Pavel Kulizjnikov (RUS). Samuel Schwarz wird nach seiner krankheitsbedingten Auszeit Achter und Denis Dressel belegt Rang 20. Judith Hesse wird bei den Frauen 13.

Sprint Worldcup in Heerenveen 500m

Saturday, February 7th, 2015 featured

With his 3rd place, the German Nico Ihle could also confirm his improving form, behind the Russian Pavel Kulizjnikov and Poland Artur Wás. For the women won Heather Richardson (USA) before Nao Kodaira (JPN) and Brittany Bowe (USA). The favorite Sang-Hwa Lee (KOR) was surprisingly only on the 5th rank – even behind the young Austrian Vanessa Bittner. Judith Hesse was ranking on 8.

German Sprint-Championships

Sunday, January 25th, 2015 featured

Judith Hesse and Nico Ihle have won all 4 distances  – that was the result of this year’s German sprint championships. Hence it is the first title for Nico Ihle in the sprint allround. Furthermore he skated the first day 500m in 35.21 seconds in the fastest time at the German Championships. Samuel Schwarz, his strongest competitor, was missing due to a gastrointestinal type infection.