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.
With a total of eleven podium places, including three World Cup victories by Viktoria Rebensburg, Stefan Luitz and Josef Ferstl, it was a good season for the ski racers of the German Ski Association. Viktoria Rebensburg won the silver medal in the giant slalom at the 2019 World Championships in Are.
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 Östersund the German team won seven medals and ensured a strong result. The highlights were provided by Denise Hermann and Arnd Peiffer, who won the gold medals in the pursuit and individual races.
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 around Andreas Wellinger has worked its way back in recent years. At the World Championships Markus Eisenbichler and Karl Geiger won a double victory in the normal hill and won gold and silver. There were further gold medals for the women's and men's teams as well as for the mixed team.
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. Eric Frenzel secured his World Championship titles number six and seven in 2019, making him the record world champion in the Nordic combined. In Seefeld he won both the singles of the large hill and the team sprint with his colleague Fabian Rießle. There was also silver in the squadron.
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 2018 and 2019, but there are promising young talents.