After the heavy defeat in the supreme discipline, the German downhill skiers are going into their second Olympic race with little chance of success.
“You don’t have to hope for miracles,” said head coach Christian Schwaiger about the Super-G on Tuesday (11:00 a.m. OZ/4:00 a.m. CET).
In addition to Romed Baumann, who came second in the World Championships, Josef Ferstl, Andreas Sander and Olympic debutant Simon Jocher will be there for the German Ski Association. “We can only attack fully, we have nothing to lose anyway,” said Schwaiger. With top rides, at least a better performance than on the downhill is possible.
When Beat Feuz (Switzerland) won the Olympics, Baumann, Sander and Ferstl finished 13th, 17th and 23rd. Dominik Schwaiger fell and suffered a bruise on his forearm and elbow.
“It’s clear that we’re disappointed,” said head coach Schwaiger: “We’re just not into music.” Especially in the curves, his athletes “couldn’t keep up with the absolute world class” – not a good prospect.