Akito Watabe (JPN)
Jason Lamy Chappuis (FRA), Akito Watabe (JPN), Bernhard Gruber (AUT)
Bernhard Gruber (AUT)

AKITO WATABE SECURES SECOND WORLD CUP WIN

18.02.2012
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Akito Watabe (JPN, Fischer skis and boots) easily was able to claim his second World Cup victory ever. The Japanese won in Klingenthal while Bernhard Gruber (AUT, Fischer skis and boots) finished third.
Winning start for the Japanese
After a good jump Akito Watabe started first six seconds ahead of the others and opened the gap in skiing more and more. Although Watabe hadn't to ski as fast as possible during the last kilometres he celebrated victory with a 30 seconds lead. Bernhard Gruber lost fight for second spot and came in third. Havard Klemetsen (NOR, Fischer) finished fifth, 1:08 minutes back. His team mates Mikko Kokslien (NOR, Fischer skis and boots) and Jan Schmid (NOR, Fischer skis, boots and poles) finished in sixth and seventh spot, 90 seconds back. Fabian Riessle (GER, Fischer skis and boots) showed a good race and came in eighth. Tenth went to Thomas Kjelbotn (NOR, Fischer) who just joined Norwegian team after two team mates became sick.
Gundersen, Klingenthal (GER):
1. Akito Watabe
JPN 00.25.06,30
2. Jason Lamy Chappuis
FRA 00.25.34,80
3. Bernhard Gruber
AUT 00.25.35,90
4. Wilhelm Denifl
AUT 00.25.52,00
5. Haavard Klemetsen
NOR 00.26.15,00
6. Mikko Kokslien
NOR 00.26.34,90
7. Jan Schmid
NOR 00.26.41,60
8. Fabian Riessle
GER 00.27.01,90
9. Gudmund Storlien
NOR 00.27.02,20
10. Thomas Kjelbotn
NOR 00.27.04,80
11. Eric Frenzel
GER 00.27.07,10
12. Mario Stecher
AUT 00.27.18,50
13. Björn Kircheisen
GER 00.27.31,00
14. Giuseppe Michielli
ITA 00.27.34,30
15. Maxime Laheurte
FRA 00.27.41,40