The monoskier driver from radolfzell and the biathlon specialist from Freiburg lead the 17 athletes and athletes as well as the five guides at the ceremony on Friday (13.00 clock Mesz / ZDF) in the National Stadium. This was announced by the German Disabled Sports Association (DBS) on Thursday.
Both want to draw an extra thrust for their first competitions on Saturday. “At such things you do not say no,” Forster said the SID: “I’ve held so far at all Paralympics to the opening ceremony, no matter if I had competition on the next day. That’s easy for me. I always feel like me can pull out a motivation, because the run in the stadium is just a gigantic feeling. You’re checking: Now it’s really going on. “
Forster is considered hottest German medal candidate in China
For Forster it is the third paralympic games. After two silver and bronze medal 2014 in Sochi, the 26-year-old 2018 in Pyeongchang was twice on the top podium. After her four World Cup titles in January, she is considered hottest German medal candidate in China.
For swell, it is also the third games, 2018 he won over 15 km in his special discipline Biathlon Gold. In Beijing, he also starts in cross-country skiing. For the first time, a duo will lead the team D Paralympics in winter games to the stadium. In 2018, Skierer Andrea Rothfuss wore the flag.
German schedule of Paralympic Games in Beijing