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The German flag carriers for the Olympic opening ceremony in Tokyo are fixed. Laura Ludwig and Patrick Hausding have enforced with a choice. However, you will lead your team into a stadium with ghost school.
The Beach Queen and the Recordsman Writing Olympic History: Laura Ludwig and Patrick Hausding lead the German team to the summer games as a flag-bearing duo into the stadium. For two, but with just one flag. "I hope Patrick is the gentleman and takes over the heavy work," said Ludwig at the presentation on Thursday.
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The beach volleyball Olympic champion of Rio wants to leave the vessel, "You have to wear the flag, you have the larger biceps." Recordenuropamister Hausding, as well as Ludwig participates in the fourth time at the summer games, replied, laughing: "That has not been agreed yet. The flag may not break or fall down, and we can not stumble over our feet."
The duo, which sets a sign for equality on Friday (1 pm CEST), had been determined by more than 200 Olympionics and 185,000 fans in an online vote. Ludwig distanced their competitors with almost 31 percent of the votes. Hausding prevailed only with seven hundredths percent protrusion against turn-Olympic champion Andreas Toba. "That's damn scarce," said the Berliner, who adapted his third Olympic medal in Tokyo to Silver 2008 and Bronze 2016.
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The Hamburgerin Ludwig, after her triumph five years ago on the famous Beach of the Copacabana not only for DOSB President Alfons Hörmann "one of the Olympic faces in Team D", had feared the notification at first bad fears. When the team leader "Top Secret" immediately wanted to meet with her, "I thought I had contact with a coronafall". The second thought was "positive, very positive", "I am excited and proud".
Hausding was asked to the team office, "with Laura, then the door was admitted". Actually, he should have exercised, the record European champion reported, "but the national coach said: You have to go there. It was worth it."
The historical idea had begun with a breakdown. The announced press conference in the Olympic village had to be postponed. The room was not reserved, the Norwegian swimming team instead stood the journalists instead. Ludwig and houseding had to wait.
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The two worries on Friday from largely empty ranks for a premiere: For the first time, a duo carries the flag when the German Olympic Olympics. At the previous games in the summer and winter since reunion, ten men led, but only five women the German team into the Olympic Stadium. The DOSB had five women and men to choose. The German Olympia participants and the fans - each half were allowed to vote.
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