Double Golds for Germany
12 Aug 2010 at 13:19 | Published by: Hans | Views: 3913 | News search
The German Team celebrating their double Gold Medals (Photo by Igor Samsonov 2010)
Germany kept their double gold positions from yesterday when the Team competition ended in the YWC in Sochi today.
In the girls competition the German girls just continued their winning game by scoring a 70 on eternit and took another 3 strokes on Austria. Even if the last Beton round wasn’t the best by the German girls the gold was never in any danger and finally the margin to Austria was 11 strokes. Best in the German Team today was substitute Vanessa Peuker 50 strokes. Anna Bollrich made a 52 today and will be entering the KO-mode as top ranked after the qualification rounds.
Austria secured the silver by a margin of 45 strokes and Jacqueline Helm was the best girl's player of all today with 49 strokes on the combi round. Helm and her Team mate Lara Jehle is still in second and third place individually.
In third place we find the Russian girls and that story we tell in a news item of its own on Minigolfnews.
In the men's competition the German boys had the Gold already yesterday in what seemed to be a locked and secured box, leading by 37 strokes. But maybe some nerves can into play since this morning Beton round was quite shaky by the Germans and they actually lost 21 strokes to the Italians. But the last round of eternit the German boys once again showed their consistent game with a safe 137 on the team. The gold was secured with a margin of 18 strokes.
But the Germans really won this title on the eternit. There they where 27 strokes better than the Italians, meaning that the Italians was 9 strokes better than the Germans on the Beton. Best today in the German Team was substitute Thomas Sieber on 49 on the combi.
In second position we find the Italian boys lead by the Lorenzo Levis and Nicola Bellucci with 48 on today's double round. The 3 Lorenzos are still very much in the top individually and now Lorenzo Levis is in the lead and Ciompi is in second position when the KO starts tomorrow.
In third position the Swedish boys could leave their Austrian friends behind and secured the Bronze. Once again the starter Mattias Brännström showed the way by being best of all individually today with 46 on the combi round.
Tomorrow starts the KO-mode and it's interesting to notice that we find 3 Russian boys and 3 Russian girls having qualified for these finals.
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