Martin Schmitt misses World Cup opener
Three weeks before the World Cup opening in front of their home crowd, the German Ski Association (DSV) now named its team for the two competitions in the Vogtland-Arena in Klingenthal.
The team of head coach Werner Schuster will be represented by Severin Freund, Andreas Wellinger, Michael Neumayer, Andreas wank, Karl Geiger, Marinus Kraus and Maximilian Mechler. arinus Kraus earned his spot on the team with his overall win of the Continental Cup this summer, Maximlian Mechler replaces the injured Richard Freitag, who hopes to compete in the World Cup again maybe already before the 4-Hills-Tournament.
This means that veteran Martin Schmitt could not qualify for the World Cup team at the beginning of his last season. "It's not enough right now", Werner Schuster said at an event of the DSV in Eiching, Germany. But the four-time World Champion still has the chance to return to the World Cup in the foreseeable future. "Martin is better than at the same time last year. And back then he improved his shape enormously until the 4-Hills-Tournament."