GERMANY IS THE MAJOR WORLD POWER IN INLINE ALPINE AT WRG 2017

By September 5, 2017Alpine, Nanging WRG 2017

One of the greatest skaters of the German team, Mona Sing, was the only participant in these World Championships to have won the three events in which she participated: Slalom, Giant Slalom and Parallel Slalom. Photo: © Jana Borsig-FIRS

Inline Alpine bids farewell to the WRG 2017 in Nanjing after four competition days comprising the disciplines of Slalom, Giant Slalom, Parallel Slalom and Team Slalom.

The superiority of the German team has been clearly evident in these World Championships and one look at the competition results is all that was needed to confirm this. The dominance of the German skaters was complete in the women’s events, as the delegation won all the medals on the victors podium in the three disputed competitions. Mona Sing won the three golds. Two silver medals went to Lara Koegel and the remaining silver to Claudia Wittmann. Meanwhile, Manuela Schmohl won two bronzes and the third bronze went to Lisa Schmid.

The distribution of medals was more even in terms of countries in the men’s events. Germany’s Marco Walz will take home three medals, two gold and a silver, Latvia’s Kristaps Zvejnieks won gold in Slalom, Spain’s Marc Morera and Sergio Méndez clinched silver in Giant Slalom and Parallel Slalom respectively, while Latvia’s Miks Zvejnieks won two bronzes and the final bronze went to Germany’s Sven Ortel.

Germany began as favourite in the last event of the Championship, Team Slalom, and it did not disappoint, becoming the new world champion in that category. Silver went to the skaters from the Czech Republic, while the Spanish team managed to win the bronze medal.

The final medal count of Inline Alpine in the World Championship of the WRG 2017 in Nanjing was therefore as follows:

  • Germany: six golds, four silvers and four bronzes
  • Latvia: one gold and two bronzes
  • Spain: two silvers and one bronze
  • Czech Republic: one silver