Fresh from a team win at the Olympics,champion Severin Freund won the World Cup ski jump competition in Falun, Sweden on Wednesday.
There was a high level of competition on the day, with three new hill records. Freund set two of them on his way to victory, scoring a total of 266.1 points, a lead of 15.9 points over Peter Prevc who took second place.
Freund now lies in fourth position overall, 79 points behind third place.
Jumps of 125.5m and 133.5m saw Peter Prevc move from tenth to second in Wednesday’s competition.
With 988 points, he now leads the overall World Cup ahead of Kamil Stoch, who came in fourth on the day.
Meanwhile, veteran Noriaki Kasai came in 1.4 points behind Prevc to take third place. The 41-year-old seemed to be suffering from knee pain after jumps of 133m and 130.5m and came in just 0.5 points ahead of Stoch.
Currently on a score of 806 Kasai is in third position overall.
The World Cup competition will continue in Lahti, Finland from Friday.