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Germany triumphs on home soil

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By Euronews
Germany triumphs on home soil

Team Germany produced a stunning performance to clinch a ski jumping World Cup event in Willingen on Saturday.

Local favourite Severin Freund handed his country its first win here since 2010 with an impressive 149 metre leap. The 27-year-old, who was just 3 metres short of the Willingen record, wasn’t able to complete his second jump as the competition competition ended prematurely due to strong winds.

Freund and his team-mates Andreas Wank, Andreas Wellinger and Richard Freitag scored 538,6 points enough to beat Norway by 0,6 points.

Austria had to settle for third place with 506,2 points while Peter Prevc endured a frustrating day and only cleared 124 metres as Slovenia just missed out on a podium finish.