Bobsleigh – Innsbruck-Igls – Ready for the first bobsleigh World Cup: Sprinter Burghardt starts – sport
Bob – Innsbruck-Igls:Ready for the first bobsleigh World Cup: Sprinter Burghardt started
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Innsbruck (dpa) – The German top sprinter Alexandra Burghardt contests the first bobsleigh World Cup race of her career on Sunday in Innsbruck / Igls with a “good feeling”. The 27-year-old from Burghausen pushes Olympic champion Jamanka’s sled and, after a successful debut, is expecting Maria to take part in the Olympic Winter Games in Beijing in February.
Burghart had already pushed the Jamanka bobsleigh in Oberhof before the time in Innsbruck, but she did not have much experience before her competition debut. “My very first ride was extremely excited because I didn’t even know what to expect, neither getting in, nor the drive itself or braking, which – they say – is a bit more difficult in Innsbruck than anywhere else. That’s why I was very nervous “, the Thuringian reported about her first trips in the Olympic ice channel in 1976:” But Mariama gave me a very good feeling. Then I just did it and got down with a smile, a completely new form of speed. “
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