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Freitag soars to Oberstdorf victory

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Freitag soars to Oberstdorf victory
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Richard Freitag celebrated his first world cup victory and second of his career on Saturday when he won the flying hill event in Oberstdorf Germany.

The 21-year-old German completed jumps of 209 and 206.5 metres to garner a winning total of 409.8 points to add to his first victory that came on the large hill in Harrachov the Czech Republic in December 2011.

Norway’s Andreas Stjernen took the runners up spot after leaps of 205.5 and 212.0.

Although he had a higher combined distance total he was marked with fewer points due to style – which judges also take into account.

In his very first podium finish the 24-year-old missed out on top spot by a slender 0.3 points.

Rounding off the podium in third place was overall world cup leader and Four Hills champion Gregor Schlierenzauer.

The Austrian – who is a massive 538 points clear of Norwegian Anders Bardal in the World Cup title race – was a further 0.5 points behind following jumps of 204 and 206.5 metres.