With precision and technique
"It's all about technique" - this slogan has accompanied our sponsoring commitment with the German ski association DSV, which has been in place since the 2002/2003 season. No matter whether it's in winter sports or at Würth, to be successful you need to have the right technique. However, this also implies that you have to continue to develop and therefore prepare the ground for innovation so that you ultimately end up that proverbial step ahead of the competition. Both the DSV and Würth know that technique and technology lay the ground for everything else.
At up to 150 km/h, the best skiers in the world plunge down the steep slopes. At the 2021 World Championships in Cortina d`Ampezzo, the German racers were right in the thick of things and very successful. Kira Weidle and Andreas Sander won silver in the downhill, Romed Baumann snatched silver in the super G. There was also the bronze medal to celebrate with the team.
The fascination of biathlon lies in the direct duel with the opponents and the permanent change of positions at the rifle range. Those who are only skating fast do not stand a chance. And neither do those who are only skilled shooters. The combination of both is decisive. For years, the German biathletes have mastered this art successfully. At the World Championships in Pokljuka, Slovenia, the German team won two silver medals through Arnd Peiffer in the individual race over 20 kilometers and the women's relay.
At the turn of the millennium, ski jumping in Germany was considered "the Formula One of winter". At that time, ski-jumping stars Sven Hannawald and Martin Schmitt were cheered by hundreds of thousands of fans. After mediocre years, the German team has worked its way back in recent years. At the World Championships in Oberstdorf, Karl Geiger flew to silver and bronze from the normal hill and the large hill. In the men's team event and the mixed event, the German team won the gold medal with outstanding performances.
The Nordic combined is a mixture of cross-country skiing and ski jumping. The German Nordic combined athletes have always delivered in recent years. Ever since 2001, the team of national coach Hermann Weinbuch succeeded in bringing home medals from every World Cup and Olympic Games. At the last World Championships in 2021, record World Champion Eric Frenzel had to settle for fourth place twice in the individual races, but Frenzel and his teammates secured silver and bronze in the relay and team sprint.
For years, you could always rely on German cross-country skiers to perform well at major events. While Germans mainly remember reporter Bruno Moravetz famously asking "Where is Behle?" after leading skier Behle seemed to have vanished into thin air at the 1980 Olympic Games, today's cross-country team always managed to shine with a good performance up until the Olympic Games in Sochi. There were no international medals in the recent championship, but there are promising young talents.