Successes do not have the same value everywhere – at least financially!
BILD shows the top German prize money winners in 14 sports. Tennis star Alexander Zverev (25) is on top as the price king despite his injury.
But surprise: a German runner earns almost as much as Zverev!
Alexander Zverev (tennis): 2.55 million euros
Although the 25-year-old tennis pro was only able to play half of the season due to a ligament tear in his ankle, the Hamburg player was ahead of all other Germans with a price tag of 2.55 millions of euros. The best German player is Tatjana Maria with 1.02 million euros.
Daniel Deußer (show jumping): 2.35 million euros
Germany’s best show jumper collected around 2.35 million euros in prize money in 2022. The 41-year-old received the highest prize money in Calgary (732,450 euros), Prague (302,115) and ‘s-Hertogenbosch (231,000).
Malaika Mihambo (athletics): 86,960 euros
The 28-year-old long jumper defended her 2019 world champion title in Eugene (USA) this year. In addition to the gold medal, there was a bonus of 66,710 euros from the world association. There was also €20,250 in Diamond League prize money.
Vinzenz Geiger (Nordic Combined): 69,700 euros
The Olympic champion collected a total of 69,700 euros in prize money in the winter of 2021/22. There was no bonus for the 25-year-old world association gold player in Beijing. The highest sum was his World Cup victory in Val di Fiemme (Italy) with 8125 euros.
Linus Strasser (alpine skiing): 78,900 euros
In the German Alps, no one stood out in the winter of 2021/22. In the final tally, the slalom specialist Straßer (30) with 78,900 euros is just ahead of his teammate Lena Dürr (31), who arrived at 73,700 euros.
Denise Herrmann-Wick (biathlon): €102,250
The Olympic champion received a total of 101,250 euros in prize money during the 2021/22 Winter World Cup. Of these, the victory in Kontiolahti brought the 34-year-old the most: 15,000. At the Summer World Championships, there was another 1,000 euros.
Florian Wellbrock (swimming): 57,200 euros
The 25-year-old Olympic champion continued his success at the World Championships in Budapest. He won two gold medals, one silver and two bronze. In total, there was a prize money of 57,200 euros.
Martin Kaymer (Golf): 1.84 million euros
Although the 37-year-old golfer went on hiatus when he became a father and struggled with wrist issues, he still picked up €1.84m in prize money in 2022. He did it won almost entirely on the Saudi-funded LIV Tour.
Jessica von Bredow-Werndl (dressage): 204,900 euros
Despite having a baby, the two-time Olympic champion is Germany’s top dressage winner. In 2022, the 36-year-old collected 204,900 euros. The victories at the World Cup finals in Leipzig (60,188) and the “Top 10 Dressage” in Stockholm (70,240) brought in the most money.
Katharina Henning (cross-country skiing): 22,300 euros
The Olympic champion received a total of 22,300 euros in prize money in the winter of 2021/22. The 26-year-old won the most for ninth place overall in the Tour de Ski with 6,100 euros.
Patrick Franziska (table tennis): 80,000 euros
The 30-year-old table tennis professional played the most tournaments among Germany’s top players and received a total of 80,000 euros in prize money. The WTT Cup Finals and the WTT Smash Singapore brought in the most with 21,500 euros each.
Anne Haug (triathlon): €102,400
The 39-year-old triathlete finished third in two World Championship races in 2022: the St. George Championship, which was postponed from 2021 to 2022, and the regular race in Hawaii. There were around 43,000 euros for each. His victory at the Challenge Roth brought in 14,000 euros.
Cinja Tillmann/Svenja Müller (beach volleyball): €83,600
Germany’s number one team (world number seven) won World Cup bronze in 2022. Together they won 83,600 euros in prize money, including 33,200 at the World Cup in Rome.
Karl Geiger (ski jumping): 198,590 euros
Germany’s best ski jumper is also the highest earner: at the 2021/22 World Cup, the 29-year-old received 195,300 euros in prize money. An additional 3290 euros have been added in the Summer Grand Prix.
You can read the full list and more in the current issue of Sport BILD.
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