Freitag Continues to Dominate the Ski Jumping World Cup

By , 18 Dec 2017, 12:34 PM Sport
Freitag watches the skies at an earlier event Freitag watches the skies at an earlier event Wikimedia

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And a strong showing by Slovenian women.

December 18m 2017

The weekend saw World Cup Ski Jumping for both the men and ladies, taking place in Switzerland and Germany, respectively.

The men’s individual event was won by Germany’s Richard Freitag, with a longest jump of 141.3 m, and a total of 286.4 points, who now has a 151-point lead in the overall competition. He was followed by Poland’s Kamil Stoch (137.5 m, 274.8 points), and the Austrian Stefan Kraft (139.2 m, 274.7 points).

The highest-ranking Slovene was Peter Prevc, in 14th place (134.0 m, 255.0 points). Tilen Bartol came in 21st (125.5 m, 234.3), and Jernej Damjan 22nd (125.0 m, 234.2). Peter’s younger brother, Domen Prevc finished 28th (126.5 m, 225.7 points), with Anze Semenic rounding out the team in 31st position (125.0 m, 113.5 points), only completing one jump.

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The Slovenian women did slightly better in a competition that was won by Norway’s Maren Lundby, with jumps of 105.0 m and 102.0 m, and 269.1 points, well ahead of Germany’s Katharina Althaus (254.7 points) and Japan’s Sara Takanashi (248.8 points).

While not taking any of the top positions, Slovenia’s Ema Klinec did snag a 10th place finish, followed by Ursa Bogataj at 11th, Nika Kriznar at 13th, and Spela Rogelj at 19th. Lundby now leads the overall ranking along with Althaus, with both having 360 points, well ahead of Takanashi.

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