Moments of destiny in Tampere
24 Aug 2008 at 20:27 | Published by: JJM | Views: 3733 | News search
Sandra Wicki and the moment of destiny. (Photo by webcam / John Mittler 2008)
The cup finals of Minigolf European Championships 2008 offered entertainment
for the whole minigolf family. Some 300 spectators (of whom 170 online,
viewing the webcams) witnessed the sudden death play-off for gold between
Nicole Piechotta of Germany and Sandra Wicki of Switzerland.
At the 3rd lane of sudden death play-off,
Nicole Piechotta scored a hole-in-one, and Sandra Wicki missed...
or so everyone thought. But destiny decided otherwise:
the ball went into the hole from two unexpected wall hits. And five
minutes later, Sandra Wicki stood as the winner of Minigolf European Championships 2008.
The moment of destiny
Piechotta vs. Wicki, 3rd lane of the sudden death play-off
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» still photos from the webcam
2nd Nicole Piechotta, 1st Sandra Wicki, 3rd Nicole Gundert-Greiffendorf
The match for bronze medal was won by Nicole Gundert-Greiffendorf of Germany,
with clear numbers 6 – 2 against Sandra Weaver of Sweden. The four best ranked players
after preliminary rounds, Alice Kobisch (D), Elisabeth Berger-Rella (A), Rebecca Weber (CH) and Sandra Bengtson (S),
fell from the competition before the medal matches.
2nd Jesper Andersson (S), 1st Harald Erlbruch (D), 3rd Marco Templin (D)
Defending European champion in men, Harald Erlbruch of Germany,
renewed his title, by winning the cup competition after a less than perfect
beginning in the tournament — ranked 18th after the 8 preliminary rounds.
Jesper Andersson of Sweden fell in the final match with points 6 – 3.
The match for bronze was tighter between Marco Templin of Germany and
Gustav Björnberg of Sweden. Templin took the medal with points
5 – 4.
Ranked 8th after the preliminary rounds, Marco Templin
was the highest ranking player to take a medal in men’s cup competition.
All top-ranking players fell from the competition before the medal matches.
The last moments of cup competition
Jesper Andersson vs. Harald Erlbruch,
and sudden death Piechotta vs. Wicki
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medal podium photos by Arto Borg» results of the competition
background music of videos by Simon Goffin, Belgium
» unedited original photos