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World The water polo players are playing for the Olympics: Maurice Jüngling is fast on the way to Tokyo

11:40  14 february  2021
11:40  14 february  2021 Source:   tagesspiegel.de

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Water polo has been part of the Summer Olympics program since the second games, in 1900. A women's water polo tournament was introduced for the 2000 Summer Olympics .

1. You can buy drinks and snacks on board the plane. – Вы можете купить напитки и закуски на борту самолета. 2. I usually go to school on foot. – Обычно я хожу в школу пешком. 3. My flight arrives in London at 10 pm. – Мой рейс прибывает в Лондон в 10 часов утра. 4. I’m looking forward to going on holiday. – Я с нетерпением жду ухода в отпуск. 5. We’ll get to the airport faster if we go by car.

The German team has had a preparation with many obstacles behind them. Now she is ready for the upcoming tournament in Rotterdam.

Maurice Jüngling hat mit spandau 04 schon viele Titel geholt. Jetzt will er zu Olympia. © Photo: imago images / Insidefoto Maurice Jüngling has already won many titles with spandau 04. Now he wants to go to the Olympics.

On Thursday a little rest was announced. If you wanted, you could go to the sauna or swim a few laps. Maurice Jüngling opted for the very calm version. He stayed in the hotel room, played a little Playstation and didn't do much else. Must be after almost a month and a half of preparation with the national water polo team for the Olympic qualification in Rotterdam.

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The origin of the Paralympic Games is more recent than that of the Olympic Games. It all began in England in 1948, when a man named Sir Ludwig Guttmann came up with the idea of organising a sports competition for World War II veterans with spinal cord injuries. The rules of the game are as follows: players who are unable to see properly compete in teams of three and try to throw a ball that has bells in it into the opposing team’s goal. Since they are blindfolded they can only understand the position of the ball from the sound the bells make.

How to Play Water Polo . Water polo is a played like a combination of soccer and basketball, but with the physicality and endurance of wrestling or football. It is one of the world's most popular games and was actually the first team sport Do not go closer than 2 meters (6.6 ft) from the goal unless you have the ball. The 2-meter line is marked by red lines on the sides of professional pools, and offensive players cannot cross this line unless they are carrying the ball. You cannot receive a pass if you're already past this mark, either -- you must have the ball as you cross it, or you can't cross it at all.

From Sunday afternoon the German water polo players will play in the tournament with twelve participants for one of three starting places still to be allocated for Tokyo. The host Netherlands is waiting for the start in the group of six. The event was actually supposed to take place in March 2020, but has been postponed for almost a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The German team has been in Warendorf since the beginning of the year, initially in a barracks of the Bundeswehr, and finally in a hotel. The players were only at home for a few days in between. But even there they had hardly any contacts in order not to take any risk with regard to Corona. “We got the best possible out of the preparation for the current situation,” says Jüngling.

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Before the Olympics I didn’t expect to love watching judo or find myself screaming at the television during a game of wheelchair tennis, but I really got into them. I didn’t know anything about goalball before the Paralympics but it became one of my favourite sports. The organisation and the Many people have said that the organisation was not as perfect as that of the Beijing Games, but there was a much better atmosphere which spread out through the whole city. The volunteers were always friendly and helpful and Londoners even began talking to each other, and visitors, on the underground trains!

For nine months the team had no joint courses - everything did not go smoothly even now. Due to health concerns, participation in a tournament in Montenegro was canceled. The Brazilian team was supposed to come as a training partner afterwards, but were not allowed to enter. Instead, the German champion Waspo Hannover made his way to Warendorf for a few test matches. The first one was canceled last Sunday due to the onset of winter because no one was there to unlock the hall.

But it does not occur to young people to quarrel with it. After all, it can't be changed. "We have worked a little more tactically in the last few days and are also very well prepared in terms of fitness," says the all-rounder from Wasserfreunde Spandau 04. Shortly before the - ultimately unsuccessful - qualification tournament for the 2012 Olympics, he was removed from the squad. "I was still very young and carried the balls."

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Beyond the railings, the water was glinting with that wonderful silver light we sometimes get here in the late afternoon which lazes through to the early evening. We were about halfway across when I saw the boy. My first thought was how odd it was to see someone walking on the Stand. Part 5, the Multiple Choice, focuses on the understanding of a long text, including detail, opinion, and also text organisation features such as the use of examples, comparison and reference. Here are some tips to follow when attempting the Multiple Choice task: Read the text first before you attempt to answer any questions.

Modern Olympics keep old traditions of equality, honour and justice of the international competitions. They help to bring peoples closer together. In 1980 the 13th winter Olympic Games were held in Lake Placid, USA. In summer the Games of the 22nd Olympiad were held in Moscow. About half a million spectators were present at competitions, millions in our country and abroad watched them on the television. For two weeks the flag with five coloured interweaved rings flew over Moscow and the fire, lit by the sun rays in Olympia , the birthplace of the Olympic Games, was burning above it.

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He was there in 2016, Germany narrowly lost the decisive game against Hungary on the way to Rio.

In his childhood, youngsters tried out many sports until he decided entirely on water polo. First he played for SG Schöneberg, then moved to Spandau 04. He is now 29 years old, has won numerous national titles with the Wasserfreunde - and this time he finally wants to make it to the Olympics. "That's the big goal for everyone who is involved in a kind of fringe sport."

As an outsider to Rotterdam

National coach Hagen Stamm sees the chances at 10 to 20 percent, the youth goes slightly over it, to "a maximum of 35 percent" . Whether a little lower or higher: the weakly staffed team remains an outsider.

Jüngling is one of the most experienced players. “He plays the water polo of his life,” says Stamm.

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Young man himself at least thinks that he is “in very good shape”. In autumn, like almost half the team of Wasserfreunde , he had tested positive for the corona virus, which severely affected him for several weeks. “But now I'm in top shape again.”

He is almost 1.85 meters tall and weighs less than 90 kilograms. In the water he usually has to deal with opponents that are larger and heavier. But his speed and agility also give him advantages: “When we have the ball, the others have to swim behind me. That's the hardest part for them. ”In Rotterdam there are eight games in eight days. Maurice Jüngling, who is a sports soldier and is studying sports and history to teach at the Humboldt University in Berlin, is looking forward to it: “We're all hot and want it to finally start.”

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