Timo Barthel and the two sisters Christina and Elena Wassen gave the German water jumpers a golden day at the European Championships.
24-year-old Christina Wassen and Elena, who was two years younger, won the title in synchronized diving from the tower at the European Championships in Rzeszów, Poland. They celebrated the greatest international success of their careers together.
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A short time later, Timo Barthel won another gold medal in the individual from a height of ten meters and a quota place for the German team for the Olympic Games in Paris 2024. The three Germans showed around two and a half weeks before the World Championships in Fukuoka that they can also be expected in Japan is.
The 27-year-old Barthel prevailed with 435.40 points ahead of Robbie Lee from Great Britain (413.20) and Riccardo Giovannini from Italy (411.20). Christina and Elena Wassen had previously won with 297.72 points ahead of the second-placed Ukrainians Ksenija Bailo and Sofja Esman. They were more than 20 points ahead. Bronze went to Valeria Antolino Pacheco and Ana Carvajal from Spain.
For both German jumpers it was already the second medal in the title fights at the European Games. Christina Wassen took silver from the tower in the singles on Friday. Her sister finished second on Saturday with Alexander Lube in mixed synchronized jumping from a height of ten meters.