Stefan Kraft (AUT), Severin Freund (GER), Kamil Stoch (POL) (l-r)
Stefan Kraft (AUT), Severin Freund (GER)
Gregor Schlierenzauer (AUT)
SEVERIN FREUND CAPTURES HIS THIRD SEASON'S WIN IN LAHTI
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.