Athletics - Monastery Halves sets next record - Sport
The runner improves the German record over the mile. The former CEO of Cologne, Jörg Schmadtke, is considering withdrawing from the club after chanting.
Athletics, Monastery Halves: Two weeks after her dream run from Berlin Konstanze Klosterhalfen has cracked the next German record. At the Diamond League meeting of the athletes in Birmingham, the 22-year-old ran the mile in 4: 21.11 minutes, which was 48 hundredths of a second below the old record of Ulrike Bruns (4: 21.59 minutes) from 1985. In Since the beginning of the winter, Halle has been holding the record (4: 19.98) over the course, which is not regularly included in the program of the big meetings.
"It was windy out there, but I still had a good time and overjoyed," said Klosterhalfen, who was no longer supported by pacemakers in the last 800 meters: "I had to use a lot of power in the wind." The victory was "incredible" and "the perfect preparation" for the upcoming World Cup in Qatar.
After her spectacular performance in Berlin, where Klosterhalfen single-handedly improved the German record over 5000 m by 15 seconds to 14: 26.76 minutes, she withdrew to prepare for the World Championships in Doha / Qatar (27th September to 6th). October) back to a high altitude training camp in the US state of Utah. After the units in Park City, the exceptional runner in Birmingham now presented herself in top form. "Now we return to altitude training to St. Moritz and prepare for the World Cup," said Klosterhalfen.
Football, Wolfsburg: Sporting director Jörg Schmadtke (55) from Bundesliga side VfL Wolfsburg is considering after the chanting of parts of the fans of the 1st FC Cologne apparently a withdrawal from the traditional club. "I'm a lifelong member - let's see how much longer," said Schmadtke on Sunday in a "double" by Sport1. Before and during the game of his wolves against Cologne (2: 1) fans of the guests chanted several times "Schmadtke, you swindler, take the three million and go away". So the fans played on Schmadtkes farewell from Cologne, where he had worked from 2013 to October 2017.
"I have nothing to reproach ourselves with, we separated, there was a clear regulation in my contract, which was fulfilled and thank you," said Schmadtke and pointed out, inter alia, that the market value of the Cologne team under him enormously upward and the Domstädter qualified for the international competition. But he also knew that "I have my share" of the Cologne descent in 2018. Nevertheless, "untruths have been spread" by the Cologne fans, "that is a big deal".
Schmadtke expressly thanked FC CEO Alexander Wehrle for having "contacted me and apologized". He would have liked this also from other persons from the club. The fact that this has not been, for Schmadtke "much more a sting than these songs". Wehrle had already condemned the songs after the match. "The FC has a charter with a clear value system," he said, "slander and insults do not fit."
Football, Women's Bundesliga: The footballers of Double-winner VfL Wolfsburg have worked hard for the start of the 30th Bundesliga season to a work victory. The Wolfsburg women won 1-0 (0-0) against the SC Sand. Denmark's Pernille Harder scored the deciding goal in the 48th minute with a penalty kick. The first front runner is the TSG Hoffenheim after the 6: 1 (3: 0) on Saturday at the newly promoted USV Jena.
SGS Essen won 3: 1 (3: 0) against Bayer Leverkusen. Promoted 1. FC Cologne prevailed 2: 1 (2: 0) against the MSV Duisburg. On Saturday, runner-up Bayern Munich was successfully launched thanks to national player Linda Dallmann. The newcomer scored twice in the 3: 1 (1: 1) at SC Freiburg (49./55.) And thus gave the new coach Jens Scheuer an old place of business a successful debut. In the season opening match on Friday evening, record champion 1 FFC Frankfurt won the classic against six-time champions Turbine Potsdam 3: 2 (2: 1).
Tennis, Djokovic: Novak Djokovic messed up his dress rehearsal for the one-week US Open. The world ranking first lost at the tennis tournament in Cincinnati on Saturday surprisingly in the semifinals against Russian Daniil Medvedev with 6: 3, 3: 6, 3: 6. After a superior first set Djokovic lost his rhythm and had to give up after 1:42 hours beaten. For 23-year-old Medvedev, who previously eliminated Jan-Lennard Struff, for example, this is the third final in a row. However, the finals previously lost in Washington and Montreal, the Russians.
Germany's number one Alexander Zverev had failed in Cincinnati right at the start. The 22-year-old travels to New York without any major match practice, where the last of the four Grand Slam tournaments will take place on 26 August this year. Zverev has never made it past the third round at the US Open.
Basketball, Test: The German basketball players passed the first real acid test of the World Cup preparation. Coach Henrik Rödl's team defeated Czech Republic 87:68 (39:31) at the Supercup in Hamburg. The opponent also starts at the annual highlight in China (31st August to 15th September). Dennis Schröder with 21 points and Daniel Theis with 17 points were the most successful pitchers in the second victory in the second game at the traditional tournament in Hamburg, which ends for the German team on Sunday with a duel against Poland (15.00 clock / Magenta Sport). Against the Czech Republic, the German team was at times more demanding than by the Hungarians (83:63) a day before. The interaction between Schröder and Theis stood out again and again.