Hi. I was re reading the w4x4 splits from London 2017. It made me think, I wish Germany would take more risks with its selection for the final.
Spelmeyer was 6th at the exchange; Mueller took them to 4th but Gonska dropped to 6th. though Mergenthaler was 7th fastest on leg 4, she would have been 3rd fastest on 3rd leg and kept GER in 4th. Then...the risk...shove someone like Luckenkemper or Mayer on leg 4! I know they probably wouldn't be up for it, but just look what Knoll did in 95 on leg 2. Andrea Thomas also regularly ran 400 legs. Time to put a 200 girl on a leg!