Freund wins wind-affected ski jump World Cup event
LILLEHAMMER, Norway (AP) — Severin Freund won a wind-affected ski jump World Cup event on Saturday by just 0.1 points.
The windy conditions had forced Friday’s qualification round to be shortened and organizers had to move the event from the large hill to the normal hill, with just one round of jumping instead of two.
Freund jumped 94.5 meters for a total of 129.7 points, beating Kenneth Gangnes of Norway by the slimmest of margins. Andreas Stjernen of Norway was third with 127.8.
Stefan Kraft of Austria missed the podium by another 0.1 points to finish fourth.
Freund took the overall World Cup lead with 160 points from two events.