Friedrich and Co. landed: Olympia
With double-Olympic champion Francesco Friedrich on board, the last part of the German Olympic team from Beijing has returned. The BOB dominator belonged to the 160 members of the German delegation, which landed on Monday afternoon after the end of the winter games at the Frankfurt airport. After a photo on the runway, the athletes were welcomed by their families and friends in an airport lounge.
“That’s all great. There were many well-known faces there,” said Friedrich, who is also received in his homeland Pirna on Tuesday, “I am glad if I can close my wife and my two children back in my arms.” Cross-country-Olympic champion Victoria Carl swarmed from a “ingenious reception”.
In addition to Friedrich, Olympic champion Laura Nolte (BOB) or Goldwerin Carl, other team members from the sports bob, cross-country skiing and figure skating and other DOSB official aboard the Lufthansa machine LH 725. Also the Alpine team with Lena Dürr and Linus Strasser, The silver had been found to complete the games, belonged to the returnees.
Already on Sunday, part of the Olympic team had been received after the landing of Federal Interior Minister Nancy Faeser (SPD). Among other things Thomas Weikert, President of the German Olympic Sports Association (DOSB), Biathlon-Olympic Champion Denise Herrmann and flag carrier Claudia Pechstein arrived on Sunday in Frankfurt.
The German team won in Beijing in the 109 decisions twelve times gold, ten times silver and five times bronze. Thus, Germany occupied second place behind Norway, which provided with 16 gold, eight silver and 13 bronze for an Olympic record.
Weiker’s conclusion of his first games as DOSB president fell positive. 27 medals are a “very, very good result,” he said on Sunday: “Now we can analyze which conclusions we draw from it.”
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