World Championship starters: Christoph Obernauer with Clions Renegade (4/8 fault points), Katharina Romberg (0/0) with Cuma, Bianca Babanitz Capidore (4/0) and last rider Gerfried Puck (0) /8 with Equitron Naxal V) Italy, Ireland , with Germany and Spain even leading at half-time. In the end, they conceded a total of 12 penalties, third behind Italy (4) and Ireland (8). Austria came ahead of world-class countries such as the Netherlands (13), Portugal (16), Poland (20), Germany (20), Spain (20), Sweden (24), Belgium (24) and Hungary (28). ).
For Lorenzo Di Luca and his Italian teammates, victory in the EEF Nations Cup final means promotion to the first division, the FEI Nations Cup. Also, the Azzurri have bought the last ticket to 2023 from the CSIO in Barcelona.
Although it didn’t work out for Team Austria this time, team boss Christian Knoll’s balance sheet is very positive. A third-place finish in the EEF semi-finals in Budapest in early July and a corresponding qualification for the final was a big deal for the red-white-reds.
“I can only take my hat off to this team,” Noll said. “It was a great performance by the whole team, everyone contributed to this win together. There was a team spirit throughout the season, including the World Championships. Everyone believed that we could create the miracle of climbing.
The big goal: Olympic qualification
From now on, the home team’s full focus is on qualifying for the Paris 2024 Olympics. Three Olympic quota places are at stake at the 2023 European Championships in Milan at the end of August, at the famous Giuseppe Mesa football stadium. “The chances of qualifying for Paris are higher than with this team,” Knoll believes. Austria’s team leader and World Cup sixth Max Kühner, Bianca Babanitz and co emphasized again and again that the Games are not the only thing: “We want to go to the Olympics!”
Romberg im Grand Prix Top
Katharina Romberg not only had two clear rounds in the Nations Cup with her Cuma, but also achieved this feat at 1.55m in the CSIO4* Grand Prix on Friday. Hot Easy (GER, 0/37.98s), Willem Vermeer Joyride S (BEL, 0/38.14) and Thierry Goffinet Carekwica (38.30/ BEL, 39/ ) missed the jump-off in fourth place behind winner Jörne Sprehey by a full 0.22s on the podium. a position
Gerfred Puck, who took part in the jump-off with Equitron Melody VD Schmidshoe, finished 12th with 4 penalties.
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