Hackl after the World Cup title for Austria: “It’s very good” – dpa
Dhe German luge legend Georg Hackl showed up after the strong single-seater race of the Austrians Jonas Müller and David Gleirscher. “It’s very good,” said the Austrian technical trainer of the German Press Agency, “especially since we had a mixed season, with Sigulda, with these low points, with this debacle.” On Sunday, Müller drove ahead of the German Max Langenhan to the world championship title, Gleirscher took bronze.
“Now they’re sledding again, and they’re sledding well, the Austrians,” said Hackl, who left the German team in April last year. Shortly before the World Cup, differences between the German team and Hackl had become apparent. The three-time Olympic champion from Berchtesgaden did not invent tobogganing, said the German national coach Norbert Loch.
Hackl now made it clear that the success of the two men’s single-seaters was also important to him personally. “If the fruits of your work are blessed with success at some point, then that’s good, that’s very clear.” According to Hackl, the prestigious victory became apparent because he just knew from the “strong men’s team” that they were “in a good mood”.
The strong performance of the German team, which had already collected 14 medals before Sunday’s races, did not surprise him. «I have always said that Oberhof is a German domain. All German athletes grew up here from an early age.”