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Olympic games – 5000m men

Saturday, February 8th, 2014 featured

After 50 years in the Olympic history it was the first time that there has been again only one nation on the podium. Gold, silver and bronze medals went to the Netherlands. Sven Kramer won with an Olympic record (6.10,76 minutes) ahead of Jan Blokhuijsen and Jorrit Bergsma. The German skaters took places 8 (Patrick Beckert), 10 (Moritz Geisreiter) and 21 (Alexej Baumgartner).

Let the games begin

Friday, February 7th, 2014 featured

The first drawing (5ooom) for the Olympic Games in Sochi has been done: Alexej Baumgartner (5. pair inner lane vs. Simen player Nilsen Norway), Moritz Geisreiter (6. pair inner lane vs. Havard Bokko from Norway) and Patrick Beckert (13. pair inner lane vs. Seung-Hoon Lee of Korea)

Testcompetition at “pre-olympic ice” in Sotschi

Monday, February 3rd, 2014 featured

The German skaters present in good mode, during a test competition on before the Olympic Games in Sochi. Nico Ihle has won the 500m in 35.02 sec. Judith Hesse covered rank 4. Even when the top stars were not at the start, it might be a good sign.

Junior-Worldcup

Friday, January 24th, 2014 featured

Skater of 21 nations (including Australia and New Zealand) will take part at the Junior Worldcup in Innsbruck (AUT) this weekend. DESGphoto also will be there. Enjoy the new pictures!

Team Germany in Sotschi – now it’s official

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 featured

Ladies (8):Monique Angermüller (1000m/1500m), Stephanie Beckert (5000m), Judith Hesse (500m/1000m), Gabriele Hirschbichler (500m/1000m/1500m), Bente Kraus (3000m), Claudia Pechstein (1500m/3000m/5000m), Denise Roth (500m) and Jenny Wolf (500m/1000m)

Men (6): Alexej Baumgärtner (5000m/10.000m), Patrick Beckert (1500m/5000m/10.000m), Moritz Geisreiter (5000m), Nico Ihle (500m/1000m), Robert Lehmann (1500m) and Samuel Schwarz (500m/1000m)

Final result Sprint World Championships

Sunday, January 19th, 2014 featured

An Australian skater won a medal at a Sprint Championships for the first time. Daniel Greig is ranked 3 behind Michel Mulder (NED) and Shani Davis (USA). In the women’s Jing Yu (CHN) won ahead of Hong Zhang (CHN) and Heather Richardson (USA). Denise Roth was the best German at rank 15.

Sprint World Championships – 1st day men

Saturday, January 18th, 2014 featured

As expected Michel Mulder is in front of Shani Davis (USA) und William Dutton (CAN) after the first two races. The two German Denis Dressel and Denny Ihle occupy the ranks 22 and 25.

Sprint World Championships – 1st day women

Saturday, January 18th, 2014 featured

After the first day Jing Yu (CHN) is in front of Margot Boer (NED) und Hong Zhang (CHN). Denise Roth is on rang 15 and Jennifer Plate on rang 17. All Ladies will be allowed to skate the fourth distance (2. race 1000m).

Preview – Sprint World Championship

Friday, January 17th, 2014 featured

Tomorrow starts the Sprint World Championships in Nagano, Japan. The German skaters – Jennifer Plate, Denise Roth, Denny Ihle and Denis Dressel – will go for an Olympic ticket. But the favorites are Heather Richardson (USA) and Michel Mulder (NED).

Jan Blokhuijsen becomes new European Champion

Sunday, January 12th, 2014 featured

Jan Blokhuijsen from the Netherlands wins after sovereign victories over the 5,000 meters and 10,000 meters the European Championships in Hamar . With this victory he also highlights his ambitions for the Olympics.