The first European Cup of 2018 was hosted in picturesque Tallin. The German team was in good company with competitors and participants from France, Estonia and Russia. In the blistering heat, everyone from the German delegation in the sprint competition was able to convince on the first day of the competition and set the first exclamation mark for the further course of the competition. The sprint competition consisted of a qualifying run, a quarter-final and at the end of the final.
In the women's race, Sandra Szulc was the only runner-up on the DBSV Run Archery national team to finish second and outperform the strong Russian competition. The men should do the same and immediately took all three places on the podium.
Niklas Krause, Marco Kreische and Philipp Baur crossed the finish line in this order and therefore took first place among themselves. Nico Krumbholz scored silver in the junior classification with a similarly convincing performance. This was followed by another sprint season in which Niklas Krause and Sandra Szulc again claimed bronze behind the teams from Russia (Kristina Korovina, Andrei Egorov) and France (Gaelle Douchez, Olivier Demichel).
For the second day then the individual races were scheduled. Now it was time to complete the long distance over 1000 m with a 150 m long penalty. The day before and the high temperatures had really hurt our athletes. Nevertheless, Marco Kreische could fight for an excellent second place behind Olivier Demichel from France. Sandra Szulc and Niklas Krause narrowly missed the podium and reached a promising fifth place. Nico Krumbholz confirmed his performance from the race the day before and ran again to a hard-won silver medal in the junior ranking. Tom Florian Borrack and Philipp Baur made it into the top 10 in eighth and ninth. All in all, the result of the DBSV Run Archery National Team has been a great success, raising the anticipation for the second European Cup of the year in France. Important points have already been collected in the Nations Cup and the German team has thus positioned itself excellently.
We send a big thank you to the many hard-working helping hands from Tallinn, who arranged a remarkable competition and gave us many unforgettable moments.