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Source: DOSBMit a large graduation ceremony ended on the 27. July the 15. European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) in Baku. Behind the 120 Athlete of the youth Team Germany seven exciting and intense days of competition are. Chef de Mission, Katrin factory man draws a positive conclusion for the time in the capital of Azerbaijan.

To gather as many experiences as possible on an international level and, if possible, to be successful in sports. This was the motto for the German athletes in the run-up to the EYOF and was successfully implemented by them. In addition to numerous podium finishes, the Youth Team Germany was characterized by a constantly growing team spirit and mutual support in the course of the EYOF. A particularly successful example of this was the great support given to the handball team in its finals, when a large number of German athletes poured into the Baku Sports Hall and provided an outstanding backdrop. The competitions for most of the members of the Youth Team Germany were a first international assessment of their own performance and also provided a first insight into the course of the Olympic Games dar. This was also noticeable off the sporting events, where the German athletes also have contacts to the athletes of other nations, so that the Olympic atmosphere in the Athletes village was clearly felt. “We are very pleased with the European Youth Olympic Festival. Our athletes were able to call up their services as far as possible, so that we were able to achieve one of our best EYOF results in terms of both medals and the number of top 8 finishes, “said Katrin Werkmann, head of Mission des German teams, about the good athletic performance of the Youth Team Germany in Baku. With four gold, seven silver and 26 bronze medals, the German team was indeed extremely successful and won the fourth most medals of all nations. However, Werkmann values the experience that participants gained on and off the competition sites: “The top priority for us was that the athletes should be familiar with the structures and processes that are used in Olympic Games become acquainted with, so that they can later profit from these experiences and find their way on the Olympic level. In this regard, the EYOF in Baku was a great success for us. “The German medalists in Baku at a glance: Gold (4) Sophia Volkmer (TV Wetzlar) in athletics (800m) Blanka Dörfel (LC Cottbus) in athletics (2000m Hurdles) Sarah Vogel (LG Seligenstadt) in athletics (pole vault) Antje Pfüller (LG region Karlsruhe) in athletics (1500m) silver (7) Silas Beth (SG Bad Schwartau) in swimming (400m freestyle) Deni Nakaev (KSK Konkordia Neuss ) in wrestling (Greco-Roman -65kg) Pia Northoff (TV Wattenscheid 01) in athletics (Discus throw) Merlin Hummel (UAC Kulmbach) in athletics (hammer throw) Lucie Mosdzien (SV Halle / Saale) in swimming (100m back) Franziska Schuster (TuS Xanten) in athletics (100m hurdles) Felix Eissing (SC Magdeburg), Justus Fischer (TSV Burgdorf), Tim Freihöfer (Foxes Berlin), Carl Haake (SC Magdeburg), Mathis Häseler (VfL Gummersbach), Niclas Heitkamp ( SC DHfK Leipzig), Paul Kompenhans (MT Melsu Ngen), David Kuntscher (MT Melsungen), Lasse Ludwig (Foxes Berlin), Oskar Neudeck (Frisch Auf Goppingen), Fynn Nicolaus (TV Bittenfeld), Maxim Orlov (GWD Minden), Ole Pregler (MT Melsungen), Lorenz Rinn (HSG Wetzlar), Renars Uscins (SC Magdeburg) in handball bronze (15) Noah Englich (KSV Witten) in wrestling (Greco-Roman -48kg) Gerda Barth (FC Erzgebirge Aue) in wrestling (-61kg) Olivia Andrich (SV Luftfahrt Berlin) im Wrestling (-53kg) Silas Beth (SG Bad Schwartau) swimming (1500m freestyle) Manuel Kohlschmid (SV Wacker Burghausen), Timo Sorgius (water sports friends Zweibrücken), Amelie Zachenhuber (SC Prince Eugen), Chiara Klein (swimming team Potsdam) im Swimming (4x100m freestyle mixed relay) Paul Kallenberg (USC Mainz) in athletics (decathlon) Sina Prüfer (Hallesche Athletics-Friends) in athletics (Shot Put) Felix Kunstein (MTG Mannheim) in athletics (100m) Cheyenne Kuhn (SC Neubrandenburg) in athletics (100m) Samira Bock (TSV Großhadern) i m Judo (-57kg) Esther Imariagbee (Berliner TSC) in athletics (hammer throw) Amelie Zachenhuber (SC Prinz Eugen) in swimming (100m butterfly) Anna Olek (judo team Hannover) in judo (-70kg) Matteo Maulana (LAC natural gas Chemnitz ) in athletics (discus throw) Kevin Abeltshauser (TSV Abensberg), Bettina Bauer (TSV Großhadern), Samira Bock (TSV Großhadern), Viktoria Folger (Sportfreunde Kladow), David Ickes (Budokan Lübeck), Nicolas Kunze (MTSV Aerzen), Tim Möller (UJKC Potsdam), Anna Olek (Judo Team Hannover), Daniel Udsilauri (TSV Erbach), George Udsilauri (TSV Erbach), Jule Ziegler (UJKC Potsdam) in Judo (mixed team competition) All competitions in full length as well as the daily highlights of the EYOF are available on the YouTube channel of the European Olympic Committee (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_VfRSt5-90HEiJUV_anZxQ). Further highlights as well as pictures from Baku can be found on Instagram and Facebook under “Team Germany”. The next European Youth Olympic Festival will take place in the Slovakian town of Banska Bystrica from 24th July to 1st August 20121 (Source: Luca Walter / DOSB )

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