Dmitry Vassiliev (RUS), Severin Freund (GER), Simon Ammann (SUI) (l-r)
SEVERIN FREUND CELEBRATES HIS FOURTH WORLD CUP WIN
Severin Freund (GER, Fischer) scored his fourth World Cup victory ever in Kuusamo, second one this season. The German sent Dmitry Vassiliev (RUS, Fischer) and Simon Ammann (SUI, Fischer) to other podium positions.
Second season's win
In Kuusamo Severin Freund secured his second victory this winter. He increased from two to one in the final round and left Dmitry Vassiliev 0.7 points behind. It was the first podium finish for the Russian for a long time. "Apart some minor problems at the landing, this was definitely a perfect weekend. Perfect jumps are relatively rare in ski jumping, but after a difficult start it went pretty well today. I'm definitely satisfied, there's not much to complain about when you win. I'm looking forward to Sochi because it's a new hill. We'll see how it goes", Freund said. Third went to Simon Ammann ahead of Gregor Schlierenzauer (AUT, Fischer). Taku Takeuchi (JPN, Fischer) came in sixth ahead of his compatriot Noriaki Kasai (JPN, Fischer). The Austrians Andreas Kofler and Wolfgang Loitzl (both AUT, Fischer) finished eighth and ninth ahead of Anders Bardal (NOR, Fischer).