The flagship of the German Canoe Association (DKV) missed out on winning the title at the racing canoe world championships in Halifax, Canada.
The kayak foursome with Max Rendschmidt, Tom Liebscher, Jacob Schopf and Max Lemke, who won the Olympic Games in Tokyo, had to settle for second place behind the Spaniards, who had been defeated in Japan a year ago.
Nico Pickert also won silver in the Canadian single over 200 meters. He was only 0.10 seconds behind the Polish world champion Oleksii Koliadych. Jule Haake also contributed a bronze medal to the German balance sheet on the first day of the final over 1000 meters in K1, as did Schopf in the men’s K1 over the same distance.
Experienced Sebastian Brendel suffered a bitter bankruptcy. The three-time Olympic champion came fourth in the C2 with Tim Hecker over 500 meters. In the women’s C2, Lisa Jahn/Sophie Koch took fifth place over 500 meters and fourth in the 200-meter distance. The women’s K4 with Lena Röhlings, Caroline Arft, Pauline Jagsch and Katharina Dietrichs did not get past seventh place over 500 meters.
Jakob Thordsen also missed a medal. In the K1 over 500 meters he paddled in fourth place. Moritz Adam finished the C1 race over 500 meters in ninth place.