Days, 7 Good News: Oliver Zeidler Wins in Belgrade & Marcel Nguyen Celebrates His Comeback

LISTICLE | 06/01/2022
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Antonia Wille

We think: Every now and then it needs good news. Especially from sports. In our Good News we serve you every week seven news that make our - and hopefully your - sports heart beat faster. Because the news is fun. Because they are trend-setting. Because they show new trends. Because they sprinkle a pinch of absurdity in a much too serious world. Or because they simply bring joy. The main thing is good humor, that's our motto in this news format. And we also start right away.

With the next Mike Tyson from Germany, Marcel Nguyen's comeback and the first woman in 47 years to win the German Jumping Derby.


Oliver Zeidler wins in Belgrade - again!

Belgrade is a special place for Oliver Zeidler. In 2019, he won his first World Cup in single sculls here - and now returns with gold at the World Cup opener, a three-day regatta. Belgrade is where he started his international career and gained the experience that now has him winning again, Zeidler said on his Instagram account. And next year, the World Championships are again in Belgrade - if that's not a good sign!


More Doping Controls for Equal Opportunities and Health

Doping controls in competitive sports went down a bit during the Corona pandemic. Now the National Anti-Doping Agency, Nada, is ramping up its capacity again: last year, as many as 13 percent more training samples were taken than before the pandemic, and Nada detected 68 possible violations. But doping tests not only ensure fair competition conditions for all athletes. They also have a positive health effect for athletes: In the case of one athlete, an unusual hormone in the sample led to the discovery of a carcinoma that could be treated. Therefore, for us a clear win-win situation.


Nelvie Tiefack - the next Mike Tyson from Germany?

Nelvie Tiafack is a name to remember and one that we could hear much more often in the future. After five years of title break for the German boxing team, he has won gold at the European Heavyweight Championship - and that at only 23 years old, for him the biggest success of his career so far. And that's far from it, in two years he wants to take part in the Olympic Games in Paris and then turn professional. His role models in terms of success? Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis - "I'll do anything for that," says Tiefack. We keep our fingers crossed for his further career!


The Comeback of the Year: Marcel Nguyen Is Back!

Marcel Nguyen has had a tough three years break from gymnastics, due to various injuries and surgeries. For a while, it wasn't even sure if he would ever be seen in international competitions again. Now, however, he has made his comeback at the Challenge Cup in Bulgaria and immediately took third place, in his special discipline of parallel bars. "I can not put into words how awesome it feels to have been back at the start of an international competition," he told Sportschau. Welcome back, Marcel!


Marcus Ericsson wins the Indy 500

The Indianapolis 500 miles (or short: Indy 500) are legendary as a car race, also because of traditions like a bottle of milk, which is handed to the winner. With Marcus Ericsson, someone no one had on their radar won this year. The former Formula 1 driver from Sweden also made it to the podium through a chain of accidents and disqualifications - the second Swede ever to do so in the history of the race. And financially it pays off twice over: Ericsson goes home with a whole 3.1 million dollars. We begrudge the underdog of the Indy 500!


German Jumping Derby: After 47 Years a Woman Wins Again

In the German Jumping Derby men and women fight in one competition. And in the last 47 years, only men won. Until Cassandra Orschel decided relatively spontaneously to compete for the first time this year - and directly won the title in her hometown of Hamburg. She herself was probably most surprised by this: "I never expected this," she said. Both thumbs up for this concentrated female power and the first victory for the ladies in the jumping derby in almost 50 years.


Roadside Assistance from ADAC Now Also for Cyclists

If the car fails, the ADAC is usually the first point of contact. But anyone traveling by bike has been on their own until now. That is now to be changed: Already since last year, the pilot project has been running in Berlin and Brandenburg, which mainly takes care of flat tires of members free of charge. In some cities, telemedical advice via app is also being tested in the event of accidents. "Even if someone is traveling by bus, train or bike, we want to be there for them," ADAC President Christian Reinicke told the Süddeutsche Zeitung. He had called for people to leave their cars behind sometimes. Even if only members benefit from the service: a good action, which hopefully motivates more people to get on the bike more often.

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