For flag carrier Anna-Lena Forster, the targeted first gold of the Paralympic Games of Beijing is moving in a long distance. After the Super-G, the monoski driver in the super combination is already over six seconds behind their Japanese main competitor Momoka Muraoka. After Forster had triumphed in Pyeongchang four years ago in Pyeongchang in this discipline, she now has to be a medal as a fourth.
The second placed Chinese Liu Sitong and the Dutch Barbara Van Bergen are also ahead of three seconds. “I do not know what was going on. So crappy it did not feel like it,” Forster said the side: “I slept the run and Momoka has pulled down him mercilessly, that has paid out.” In her special discipline Slalom, Forster (6.45 o’clock / mez) must start a catch-up.
But gold looks almost except range. “Six seconds are a very nice number, said the 26-year-old:” A medal is still realistic, but I would have scaled on the Golden. “At her first two starts in the departure and in the Super-G, Forster had won silver each.
Otherwise, the morning for the German Alpine team ran well. Anna-Maria Rieder came in the standing class in six rank, the residue on the podium is already a good four seconds in front of the slalom. Andrea Rothfuss arrived in the same class as well as Noemi Ristau with Guide Paula Brenzel at the visually impaired on the penultimate gate.
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“I did not have enough towards the goal before. It was my mistake,” Rothfuss said self-critical. But until then a “significantly better ride” than in the Super-G had been on Sunday: “That’s why I can see the day with a crying and a laughing eye,” the 13-color medal winner led to Paralympics. Leander Kress showed partly one of the super-combination with a top 20 rank of its best performance of the games so far.