Severin Freund (GER)
Stefan Kraft (AUT), Severin Freund (GER), Kamil Stoch (POL) (l-r)
Stefan Kraft (AUT)
Stefan Kraft (AUT), Severin Freund (GER)
Kamil Stoch (POL)
Gregor Schlierenzauer (AUT)
Gregor Deschwanden (SUI)


After his success in Falun Severin Freund (GER, Fischer) also won the World Cup event in Finland's Lahti. Stefan Kraft (AUT, Fischer) and Kamil Stoch (POL, Fischer) made a podium.
Freund in sparkling form
Weeks before the end of the season Severin Freund is in sparkling form. After his triumph in Falun the Bavarian also succeeded in Lahti and with jumps at 131 and 127.5 metres he regained points in the overall World Cup ranking. "That's awesome. Here in Lahti I always show a good performance. But it will become extremely hard to win the overall World Cup because also Peter Prevc (SLO) and Kamil Stoch are always on the top spots. I hope Noriaki Kasai will come back soon so that we can fight for the third spot", Severin Freund stated with regard to the Japanese who didn't compete today. Noriaki Kasai (JPN, Fischer) has been examined today by a Japanese expert in Helsinki after his knee problems from Falun. Second spot went to Austria's Stefan Kraft who increased from nine to two thanks to a great jump at 134 metres in his final round which means his best ever World Cup result. Kamil Stoch regained a few points in overall ranking finishing third. Michael Hayböck (AUT, Fischer) convinced his good shape with his seventh rank ahead of Gregor Schlierenzauer (AUT, Fischer). Anders Bardal (NOR, Fischer) and Gregor Deschwanden (SUI, Fischer) completed the best ten athletes today.
HS130, Lahti (FIN):
1. Severin Freund
GER 131 127.5 276.6
2. Stefan Kraft
AUT 125 134 265.6
3. Kamil Stoch
POL 127 124.5 259.8
4. Peter Prevc
SLO 125.5 123.5 259.6
5. Anssi Koivuranta
FIN 128.5 126.5 259
6. Thomas Diethart
AUT 127 121 254.3
7. Michael Hayböck
AUT 126 127 252.9
8. Gregor Schlierenzauer
AUT 132 116 251.8
9. Anders Bardal
NOR 129 118.5 251.7
10. Gregor Deschwanden
SUI 124 122.5 242.9
11. Jurij Tepes
SLO 119.5 125 241
12. Jernej Damjan
SLO 127.5 116 240.9
13. Jakub Janda
CZE 120 124.5 240.8
14. Antonin Hajek
CZE 122.5 119.5 237.8
15. Rune Velta
NOR 120.5 120.5 236.2