Berlin, people like to make fun of you. But you have the fastest course in the world! The exceptional runner from Kenya himself had announced that Eliud Kipchoge would run a world record in the marathon. Chapeau for two hours, one minute and nine seconds. In the Kipchoge hype, however, it was a bit lost that the Ethiopian Tigist Assefa ran in the same marathon with two hours, 15 minutes and 37 seconds, the third fastest time ever achieved by a woman. Congratulations Berlin, the fastest place in the world!
Some hate it as an unecological battle of materials, others love it as a great sporting spectacle: Formula 1. Next year, the racing series of superlatives will provide a new superlative. With 24 Grand Prix weekends, the calendar is the most packed in its history, and the organizers are also adding six sprint races. This means that fans and opponents can expect the most exciting Formula 1 of all time. Either it will be a one-off sensation - or the racing series will face a major disaster. Respect for so much courage.
Sports history has many outstanding moments - this was the most romantic. The way Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal held hands, crying, during the Swiss player's last match is a monument to friendship and sportsmanship. Both can look back on unique careers - they have retained their human warmth.
This deserves not only the world championship title but also the medal for bravery: Annemiek van Vleuten has won the world championship title in the road cycling race despite a broken elbow. The injured 39-year-old actually only wanted to help her teammate, but ended up passing all her competitors herself. "I didn't think for a single second that this could even be possible," said the pain-free 39-year-old. Now it was "the best victory of my career.
Oliver Zeidler actually wanted to win the title at the European Rowing Championships. But on the course where his grandfather had won rowing gold 50 years ago, the 26-year-old collapsed shortly before the finish. Weakness from a Corona infection he had just overcome was to blame, Zeidler now said. He can now console himself with having become world champion six weeks later. Not only his grandfather is proud!
The opportunity will not come again: In November, Horst Eckel's estate will be auctioned off. The trousers, socks, jersey and soccer shoes of the 1954 world champion will be auctioned off. Anyone who happens to have a few hundred thousand euros to spare can hope for the knockdown. The motive of Eckel's daughter Dagmar is honorable - the profit will be used to pay for the care of the widow of the soccer world champion, who died at the end of 2021.
This brother story could become the story of the World Cup. 28-year-old Inaki Williams and 20-year-old Nico Williams will probably play the World Cup in Qatar - but on different teams. After a life-threatening escape, the Williams' parents had fled on foot through the Sahara Desert toward Spain. When the couple landed in Bilbao, their elder son Inaki was born, followed eight years later by Nico. Both brothers now play for Atletico Bilbao. The younger one was now allowed to play his debut for his native Spain. Because the older of the brothers has no chance there, he now plays for the country of his parents' birth, Ghana. Both are now hoping for a brotherly duel - preferably not until the final.