Germany's eighth wins gold at the World Rowing Championships
The Germany-eight has successfully defended his title at the Rowing World Championships in Austria. The crew around hitter Hannes Ocik won the final of the title fights on a tributary of the Danube at Ottensheim in front of the boats from the Netherlands and Great Britain. At the finish, the lead was an air box length. For the DRV Paradeboot, which simultaneously secured the ticket for Tokyo 2020, it was the third World Cup victory in series.
"It was very, very close, we expected that, but I had rather expected the British," said national coach Uwe Bender on ZDF: "It was very exciting behind the scenes, it costs some nerves while watching But let's do it ourselves, we always want to win, but our big goal remains the next year. "
For the second German medal in the 14 Olympic classes had provided the day before the lightweight men's double sculls. The duo Jason Osborne and Jonathan Rommelmann won bronze.