The first weekend in February saw the start of the Short Track World Cup in Dresden. Axelent GmbH not only sponsored Germany’s greatest talent in Short Track, Anna Seidel, but was also official partner to the World Cup competition itself taking place in Dresden.
Harald Steidle, Managing Director, Axelent GmbH:
”Short Track is the perfect match for Axelent’s core values. Speed, precision and safety are the key elements of success in this sport. Anna Seidel, of whom we are a proud sponsor, is helping the sport to become increasingly popular in Germany. It also gives us fantastic prime time TV coverage over the weekend!”
High tension in Short Track
”Short track is an amazingly spectacular Olympic sport. The athletes compete directly against each other on ice. There are 500, 1000 and 1500 metre heats as well 3000 and 5000 metre relays. Direct duels in speeds of up to 60 km an hour on the 111-metre long course makes for a very exciting contest. Dresden was a weekend full of fantastic contests and new records. Nearly every heat had Olympic Heroes and world champions fighting for the medals.”
“Anna Seidel set a new German record with the relay team in the 3000 metres."
17-year-old Anna Seidel was the first German woman ever to win medals in a Short Track World Cup competition and has added the 1,000 metres bronze medal in the European Championships in Sotchi and also in the Youth Olympic Games 2016 in Lillehammer, where she also had the honor to be the flag bearer of the german national team.