Freund earns 4th straight ski jump World Cup win
OSLO, Norway (AP) — Severin Freund of Germany secured his fourth straight ski jump World Cup victory Sunday to further extend his lead in the overall standings with just two events left.
Freund had jumps of 132 and 128 meters on the large hill to win with 258.9 points, beating Japanese veteran Noriaki Kasai by four points. Kamil Stoch of Poland and Peter Prevc of Slovenia were tied for third with 251.5 points. Prevc, who is second overall, had the longest jump of the day with 134.5 meters in the second round but is now 94 points behind Freund with two ski flying events to come in Slovenia next week.
Freund capped a perfect week that started with a win in Kuopio, Finland, on Tuesday followed by victories in Trondheim on Thursday and Oslo on Saturday.