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SXULLS makes you a companion of Germany’s best rowers. Follow the athletes on their journey to Tokyo and witness their personal stories.

The Olympic Dream

The year 2020 began with excitement and anticipation for the biggest sport event in the world. However, the Olympic Games in Tokyo have been postponed to July and August 2021 due to the corona pandemic. The athletes now face new and different challenges. Who is going to continue the journey? And who will forfeit and quit his way to Tokyo?

“ALL OR NOTHING” – Episode 16

Stephan Krüger is one of the best rowers in Germany: World, European champion and three-time Olympic athlete. But he also has to face the tough selection of the double scull. The seat races are an extreme situation for body and mind, which not all athletes are up to.


Olympic postponement – World Champions View

The postponement of the Olympic Games wasn’t a surprise anymore, but still the IOC decision was a tough one for our SXULLS athletes. Subscribe to the newsletter now and check out the opionion of world champion Oliver Zeidler in an exclusive video diary.

SXULLS on German TV

If you just can’t get enough of the web series, you can watch four more episodes of our SXULLS series in the ZDF media library.

“CHANGES” – Episode 15

In the infamous erg test, athletes have to go beyond their limits. Only those who invest everything have a chance of achieving the ambitious norm. While some athletes impress with personal bests and strong training performances, someone needs to talk to the head coach privately.


Shattered Dream

Stephan Riemekasten personally lets you know why he cannot take the torture of the Olympic dream any longer in this video diary.


Athletes & Coaches

Ten world-class rowers, but only seven tickets to the Olympics. Every athlete has his own story and his own plan. Check out the Athletes & Coaches profiles.

Sunny Vibes

While his teammates are in the middle of their selection process, World Champion Oliver Zeidler is training in Australia with an Olympic rowing champion – his aunt Judith.


The Quad Scull

The quad scull World Cup I in Italy at the beginning of April is nominated: Tim Ole Naske on stroke, Max Appel on take-over, Karl Schulze in the two-seat and Hans Gruhne in the bow.

M4x Nomination

The provisional nomination for the quad scull seats has been made. What do the athletes have to say about it?


Previously on SXULLS

An incredible world champion story, heartbreaking defeats and personal drama. 2019 is history – and a very special one! Already in the year before the Olympic Games, the athletes had to prove that they were willing to sacrifice everything for the goal of the Olympics. In the first chapter of SXULLS you can see who was successful in the merciless selection process for Tokyo 2020.