44 medals earns German Olympic team 6th place
The Local · 12 Aug 2012, 22:27
Published: 12 Aug 2012 22:27 GMT+02:00
- Olympic targets revealed – and missed by a mile (10 Aug 12)
- Germany's triumphs and disasters at London 2012 (10 Aug 12)
- Germany will get 15 golds, say scientists (27 Jul 12)
Yet the Germans will take home just 11 golds, five fewer than in 2008, in a final result which fell far short of the Interior Ministry target of 86 medals including 28 golds.
German Olympians delivered few pleasant surprises at London 2012, excelling in canoeing (3 golds), equestrian events and rowing (both 2 golds).
One nice surprise was the gold medal in beach volleyball, but even that, it turned out, had been included in the Ministry predictions.
Meanwhile, nasty surprises were in store for the German swimming team among others, which failed to bag any of the eight medals they were predicted to win.