Rowers Stephan Krüger: With desire to torment for the last big target

Still you won't let go of him, the search for the perfect blow. Every Morning, rises by Stephan Krüger the boat, at the limit of its physical boundaries and Ti

Rowers Stephan Krüger: With desire to torment for the last big target

Still you won't let go of him, the search for the perfect blow. Every Morning, rises by Stephan Krüger the boat, at the limit of its physical boundaries and Time and again the often grueling selection process, imposed by the German rowing Association, its athletes on the way to the national team. Although the 31-Year-old, already world and European champion, though he is since 15 years, all for competitive sports, preparing the torment of him is still fun. The thought that by next year everything will be over, when the Tokyo Olympic games in either the past, once again, postponed or cancelled, the feel, the native of Rostock is already a pain. "Never again, my body will be as fit as you are now," he says with a tinge of anticipatory sadness.

In Japan, a member of the Frankfurter RG Germania would experience his fourth games. Maybe the Olympic sixth of Beijing in 2008, then finally got a medal in Hand. A dream will stay for the Skuller, however unfulfilled: to experience, except in the double-fours or Two also times as a soloist for the big event.

The pledge he dares not

In the struggle for the coveted A Kruger was beaten at the German Championships in 2019 by Oliver Zeidler. The following dominance on international waters, leaving the competition no Chance, the world and European Champions to attack once more. But also in the foursome there is no place for Kruger was. He's not a good fit, listened to the veteran. Maybe it's because of the redhead with some athletes irritated a lot of people. In addition, however, the temporary Partner of the Olympic third Marcel Hacker is considered to be a Bank in Two.

The promise that he was placed in the small boat, he maneuvered the case of the 2019 world Championships in Linz, together with four abberufenen Tim Ole Naske of the Olympic ticket, he does not dare. "It is a piece of candy, which is smashed with the Hammer," says Kruger, the. As proof of this assertion is the fact that it measures since half a year with three other candidates in a series of test races to serve him. Two rounds are over, the third of the Quartet is currently preparing in training camp in Ratzeburg.

Updated Date: 15 July 2020, 09:19

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