Alexandra Foster wins Lucerne

aWhen it was all over, the asterisks appeared. Sculler Alexandra Föster was so exhausted that she couldn’t take part in the award ceremony. She missed something: The 20-year-old athlete from Mesched could have been celebrated for her one-shot flip in the World Cup race at the Rütsee in Lucerne. “It took me a moment to get back in shape again,” the rower later explained. “I didn’t take it easy and gave it my all.” Just as it should be for a rower. The gold medal was later handed over.

In a great final, in which she started just 250m from the end of the 2,000m, she withstood surprise candidates Tara Rigney of Australia and Jenin Jamlin of Switzerland in fourth place. Her plan to not completely exhaust herself in the semifinals worked. In this preliminary race, Föster finished second behind Australian Rigney, but that was enough to reach the final. “Maybe I can save the pills I still need tomorrow,” she speculated on Saturday. categorized correctly.

Little in the tank

Almost the entire world of rowing regrouped after the Olympic Games in Tokyo. At the Rotsee, the weekend spotting was announced. For the eight Germany, who changed six places compared to the Olympic silver crew in Tokyo, the test turned out to be a mixed one: the newly formed eight from England moved forward.

Rowers from Dortmund’s performance center were also unable to break the big Australian boat. But at least they were able to put this team under pressure for so long before they were exhausted, they got to third place. The difference between the winners was 5.34 seconds. “In the end we didn’t have much left in the tank,” helmsman Jonas Wiesen said. “But it’s good that we got to the podium.

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