The 24-year-old Reim, who spent most of his training in Wajing, said it was important to see how well he could cope with the pressure of competition after losing less than 70.5 kg. Also, they wanted to test whether the lightweight pair with Julian Schober, who has been successfully competing in this class for years, is internationally competitive. After a journey of more than eleven hours, the preliminary matches began: with a slight dizziness, Lucas Reim and Julian Schober secured direct entry into the semifinals with third place. They were able to get back more than half a minute from the second Austrian boat with Sebastian Cabas and Lucas Homestein.
The next day the semi-final A / B took place: after a slowdown of the first 1000 meters – there were difficult conditions on Lake Sava with crosswinds and waves – Reim and Shober were able to climb even to third place on the course. Of race. In the final sprint, the boat from Belgium faced off from two Austrians within five seconds. With fourth place, Reim and Shoberlin lost their place in the A final.
The next day was the B final for places seven to twelve. From the start, Reim and Schർber took the lead on the field, along with boats from Denmark and Uzbekistan. Having taken the lead halfway through, they were able to convince them with a start-finishing victory.
In the end, coach and father Mario Reim was even more pleased with the result. “After Lucas lost weight, we did not know where the two would go. Of course, missing out on the A final was a shame at first, but winning the B final shows that we’re on the right track. ” A strong performance today. “
Next up is Lucas Reim and Julian Shober in three weeks at Posnan (Poland) for the second World Cup of the season. It will be interesting to see where they take their place: in addition to the boat from Germany, one can expect other strong countries in the lightweight region such as Italy, France and Ireland, who started this time.
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