Richard freitag top again: again second
This time he was only 3.5 numbers worse than austria's gregor schlierenzauer, who had a great jump in his 39th jump. World cup success with 131.5 and 132 meters and received 300.3 points for it. Friday was sailed twice to 131 meters. Third place went to the norwegian anders bardal.
"It's really fun again," said freitag, who was in fourth place after the first run and was in a lukewarm position for the podium places. At first, he was not able to get his second set right. "I was a bit late on the jump and therefore didn't know what the long jump was worth," the 20-year-old noted. Only when the podium position was fixed, he received congratulations from his teammates.
National coach werner schuster praised the youngster. "He has regained his rhythm, jumps powerfully again and reaches a beautiful flying height. This gets him flying and the landing is right again," said the coach.
Severin freund made a big leap forward on saturday. The rastbuchler had fallen back to tenth place on friday after his half-time performance. This time he had this rank after the first round, but then he also flew to 131 meters and became fifth. "The first jump was not optimal, maybe the crash from friday was still a little bit in the air. The second attempt was then very good and reminiscent of the test run, which was also aubergewohnlich," emphasized schuster.
With his other proteges, the national coach made one or two mistakes. Especially the constancy was missing. Only andreas wank from oberhof reminded of his old strengths on the hill where he had won two junior world championship titles in 2008 and finished 17th. Michael neumayer from berchtesgaden reached rank 20, maximilian mechler (isny) took 23rd place. Also still world cup points. Only stephan hocke from schmiedefeld was the only DSV jumper to miss out on the 33rd place. The final round.