Dahlmeier with third chance for gold – lugers also favored

Dahlmeier with third chance for gold - lugers also favored

Laura dahlmeier has the chance for the third gold in the third race at the olympic winter games in pyeongchang. The 24-year-old is once again the clear favorite in the 15-kilometer individual race.

But the german team has even more opportunities for precious metal today in south korea.

NO DOUBT: WHO SHALL STOP laura dahlmeier? After her victories in the sprint and pursuit, the olympic victory in the individual race (12.05 a.M.) again only about the biathlete from garmisch-partenkirchen. Dahlmeier is world champion in this discipline and has plenty of self-confidence. The fact that she had to cancel TV appearances on monday evening, completely exhausted, is not to be taken as a bad sign: "I have already proven often enough that I can regenerate quite well within one or two days."

NO RISK: world luge champions toni eggert and sascha benecken have won in the doubles (12.8 p.M./13 a.M.40 o’clock) a clear goal. "Of course the dream is gold, but we’ve matured enough to say we’re not putting everything on the line," said benecken, who doesn’t want to take too high a risk: "we’re not aiming for the two perfect runs here, but two solid ones."Tobias wendl and tobias arlt, who won gold in sochi in 2014, are among the thuringians’ toughest opponents.

HOPE: even though the nordic combined athletes around eric frenzel and johannes rydzek have not yet been able to show themselves in the dominant form of the past season this winter, it should already be possible in the first competition (7.00 a.M./9 p.M.45 o’clock) medals give. "I feel good. The jumps we have made so far have been at a decent level," said german flag-bearer frenzel. The toughest rivals of the DSV starters are the norwegians and the japanese akito watabe.

PREVIEW: medal candidates aljona savchenko and bruno massot enter the olympic pairs competition with optimism after a successful final training session. "We are looking forward to the competition," said french-born massot. In december’s victory in japan, the world championship runners-up set a world record of 157.25 points in the curl and beat world champions sui wenjing/han cong of china.

WHAT else HAPPENS: in the women’s alpine slalom (2).15 o’clock/5.45 o’clock) the american mikaela shiffrin is the rough favorite. And on wednesday, their compatriot shaun white will be in the spotlight. The exceptional snowboarder was able to win in the halfpipe (2.30 a.M.) become olympic champion for the third time after 2006 and 2010.