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Ski Jumping: Freund returns to winners circle at Ruka

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By Euronews
Ski Jumping: Freund returns to winners circle at Ruka

<p>Germany’s Severin Freund returned to the winners circle for the first time in almost a year after success in the second event of the World Cup Ski jumping season in Ruka, Finland.</p> <p>Freund was hunting his first success since victory in Oberstdorf on 29 December 2015, during the Four Hills Tournament.</p> <p>He came second in the season-opener in Ruka on Friday and upgraded that result with a win in the second of the double-header at the same venue.</p> <p>The 2015 overall world cup champion produced leaps of 146 and 138 metres to celebrate his 22 individual world cup triumph with a winning points total of 290.6.</p> <p>He finished ahead of Norway’s Daniel Andre Tande who recovered from a fourteenth place finish the day before to claim second.</p> <p>The 22-year old produced two fine jumps of 131.5 and 139 metres for a total of 279 points, but it wasn’t good enough to secure him a second career victory.</p> <p>Rounding out the Ruka podium was Manuel Fettner with 273.3 points.</p> <p>The veteran Austrian was fourth in the season’s first stop on Friday but he took third on Saturday with jumps of 136 and 133.5 metres.</p> <p>It was his joint best individual World Cup finish after also taking third in Oberstdorf six years ago.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="und" dir="ltr">Day 2 <a href="https://twitter.com/RukaNordic"><code>RukaNordic</a>! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/skijumping?src=hash">#skijumping</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FISskijumping?src=hash">#FISskijumping</a> <a href="https://t.co/hOybSorEt2">pic.twitter.com/hOybSorEt2</a></p>&mdash; FIS Ski Jumping (</code>FISskijumping) <a href="https://twitter.com/FISskijumping/status/802502565325926400">November 26, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>