Roca Di Papa (DPA) – The German national football team got off to a bad start at the World Championships in Italy.
Racer Christoph Waller of Bad Bevinsen started out with Karatan and Sandra Ovarth of Ganderksi and Viamant, and they didn’t show the best performances. The German national team is only seventh after the half field of the start. It is ahead of Great Britain before New Zealand and the USA.
Wahler had problems with his horse Kargatan at the start of the morning dressage and earned 32.8 penalty points. “It’s a huge disappointment,” the 28-year-old admitted to making his World Cup debut from Bad Bevensen. “Damn” was one of his first comments. His 13-year-old eunuch was “afraid of something” at first. “I was disappointed in myself that I couldn’t help him there,” said Waller, who was the first of 89 World Cup participants to enter the stadium in Roca de Papa. “Eventually he pulled it back,” national team coach Peter Thomsen said.
While taming Ofarth, a banner with a letter fell on it due to strong winds, it freaked out her horse and jumped to the side. “It was unfortunate,” commented the 35-year-old double world champion since 2014. Then “Fiamant looked aside to see what would happen next.” “I was hoping for more,” Ofarth said of 31.3 penalty points.
On Friday, Tokyo Olympic champion Julia Kragowski of Warndorf will ride with Amandy and three-time Olympic champion Michael Jung of Hurb with Chipmunk in the second half of the field. After the cross country ride on Saturday, the decision will be made to jump in on Sunday.
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