First win this season for Anders Fannemel

31 January 2016 05:36
Johann Andre Forfang, Anders Fannemel, Noriaki Kauai
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Anders Fannemel won the second individual competition in Sapporo. The world record holder took the win with jumps on 143.5 m and 136.5 m and 265.9 points ahead of his teammate Johann Andre Forfang and Noriaki Kasai.

Fannemel said afterwards: "I'm really happy today. I had two good jumps and it was a great improvement from yesterday. I also had a bit better wind than yesterday. Now we are looking forward to the home competitions in Norway."

Forfang recovered

Forfang jumped on 132 m and 134.5 m and achieved his second podium result this season with 260.3 points. Forfang said: "Yesterday I was ill and felt really bad. Today it was a lot better. I'm satisfied with my performance. I was able to make small changes and it worked much better. I'm looking forward to jumping in Norway again."

Noriaki Kasai posted jumps on 138.5 m and 134 m for 259.5 points and finished third, like in Engelberg in December. The Japanese told: "This is an incredible day for me. I became father of a girl and then this third place. It's an amazing feeling."

Freund improved his performance

Severin Freund made amends for his tenth place on Saturday, but with 131.5 m and 129.5 m and 252.8 points last season's overall World Cup winner missed the podium and came in fourth. After his disqualification on Saturday also Richard Freitag had a much better day and finished fifth with 134 m and 130 m and a total of 251.7 points.

Prevc misses the podium

Overall World Cup leader Peter Prevc missed the podium in an individual competition for the second time this season. With 248.6 points the Slovene was sixth. Daiki Ito confirmed his strong performance in Saturday's competition and came in on a good seventh place with 248.1 points. Manuel Fettner was the best Austrian in eighth with 242.9 points, Daniel Andre Tande was the third-best of the Norwegians in ninth with 238.0 points.

"Little Prevc" also in the Top 10

Joachim Hauer and Domen Prevc tied for tenth with 234.9 points. Simon Ammann was 12th, followed by Maciej Kot and Stefan Hula of Poland. Anze Lanisek completed the Top 15. David Siegel (17th) and Vincent Descombes Savoie (19th) scored some World Cup points, Roman Koudelka was the best Czech in 18th. Kenneth Gangnes, who was disqualified on Saturday, finished 20th.

Peter Prevc now leads the overall World Cup with 1224 points, 369 points ahead of Severin Freund. Kenneth Gangnes is third with 738 points. In the Nation's Cup Norway leads ahead of Germany and Slovenia.

Anders Fannemel won the second individual competition in Sapporo. The world record holder took the win with jumps on 143.5 m and 136.5 m and 265.9 points ahead of his teammate Johann Andre Forfang and Noriaki Kasai.