Germany maintains dominance in Alpine

July 11, 2019

The German skaters continue to maintain their dominance in Alpine, this Thursday they have won three more gold medals in the men's and women's Slalom races, and by teams. With this triple success, Germany already adds 16 metals in this discipline, which had already led in the World Roller Games of Nanjing 2017.

In the Slalom competition, the German Joerg Bertsch won his first gold by beating the Latvian Miks Zvejnieks - champion on Wednesday at Giant Slalom - and also the German Marco Walz when crossing the finish line of the Parc de Montjuïc-Passeig del Migdia circuit with the best time.

The also German Elia Boersig (20) has been awarded her first gold medal in Slalom, after having been silver in the Combinado. His compatriots Claudia Wittmann, silver, and Mona Sing, bronze, have not risked to avoid a fall like Wednesday in Giant Slalom that got them off the podium. Sing won the gold in Combined, a competition that took place on Tuesday, the first day of Alpine.

In the afternoon, Germany put the icing on their morning performance by winning the teams competitions. The quartet composed by Sven Ortel, Joerg Bertsch, Claudia Wittmann and Ann-Krystina Wanzke has been far superior to the rest. Spain has achieved the silver medal with 11.30 seconds of difference and Slovakia has been third.

Bertsch and Ortel are the German skaters with the most medals, with three each.

PHOTO: M. Casanovas/WRG

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