Surprises at the 100 meter sprint in Dresden
News - 10.01.2020
The first 100 meter Super Sprint on the banks of the Elbe is history. Particularly pleasing from a German perspective: The only 22-year-old Coletta Rydzek from SC 1906 Oberstdorf sprinted surprisingly to second place. Rydzek: “I knew that the discipline suits me, but I have never participated in such a competition. The mood and conditions were great. ”However, the sister of combination Olympic medalist Johannes Rydzek did not want to say whether second place at the World Sprint Series station in Dresden is a good omen for the upcoming FIS Cross-Country Skiing Sprint World Cup. "It's only my second World Cup tomorrow. I want to qualify for the finals first and then see further. ”Coletta Rydzek sprinted to the finish in the final with 12.46 seconds. Tereza Beranova from the Czech Republic won the women's classification (12.33 seconds). The Norwegian Marte Nordlunde finished third (12.55 seconds).
In the men's classification, the Swede Johannes Hortlund prevailed with 11.60 seconds ahead of the favorite Italian Emanuele Becchis (11.62 seconds). The decision was made about the target photo. However, the world record holder over the 100 meter ski sprint Becchies (record: 10.78 seconds) was not disappointed after the race: “I am happy about my second place. The conditions here in Dresden were amazing. I hope we can do something like this again next year. ”Janez Lampic from Slovenia finished third (11.67 seconds). The Norwegian superstar Ludwig Soegnen Jensen, who represents the 100 meter sprint throughout Scandinavia, only finished fifth in Dresden.
A total of 30 men and 20 women competed in the 100-meter Super Sprint, which is going through Europe for the first time this winter. The German women Nadine Herrmann and the siblings Alexandra and Sonja Danner were eliminated in the quarter-finals. The same applies to the local hero Richard Leupold and Maxim Cervinka.