Skeleton Vice World Champion Jacqueline Lölling jumped on the Olympic bandwagon after all.
The silver medalist from Pyeongchang, who actually missed the association’s internal standard for the Winter Games in Beijing, is part of the 148-man team that the German Olympic Sports Confederation nominated on Wednesday.
At the end of the World Cup season in St. Moritz last weekend, Lölling initially missed the direct Olympic ticket. Thanks to a so-called “hardship rule”, the 26-year-old is now allowed to travel to the Winter Games in China (February 4th to 20th).
The bobsleigh and sled association for Germany had applied to the DOSB for Lölling to be nominated because she once failed to finish ninth in the third top eight this winter and finished fourth at the test event on the Olympic track.
In addition to the Sauerland woman, world champion Tina Hermann and Hannah Neise are part of the German women’s team. The Olympic skeleton competitions at Yanqing National Sliding Center will be held on February 10-12.