Peter Prevc wins final in Planica
With a home win in this season's final World Cup competition, Peter Prevc took the second place in the overall World Cup. After an exciting final, Severin Freund closely missed the win and ends the season in third of the overall ranking.
The third place on Sunday went to Norway's Anders Bardal. Overall World Cup winner Kamil Stoch finished fourth. It was a great fight between Freund and Prevc for the second place overall. With 136 m Freund was fourth after the first round, Prevc third. A result that would have been enough for the German. In the final Freund jumped on the hill record mark of 141 m and with 280.8 points he almost looked like the winner.
Victory with hill record
But Prevc fought back and showed probably his best jump this season with 142 m, to the joy of the fans at the hill. With 283.7 points he took the lead. Anders Bardal, second after the first round with 138.5 m, jumped on 136.5 m in the final and was third with 278.5 points, Kamil Stoch missed the podium by only 0.1 points with his jumps on 139 m and 136 m. Stoch: “I'm satisfied with my jumps, but I was lacking the luck. That's why I'm only fourth. I wanted to be on the podium today to have a very good end of the season. I'm very happy that I now get the crystal globe. The expectations will not be smaller in the future.” Noriaki Kasai came in fifth today with 134.5 m and 133 m (267.8 points), he is also fifth in the overall ranking.
Kofler best Austrian
Best Austrian at the season's final was Andreas Kofler, who jumped on 133.5 m and 134.5 m and with 262.9 points he came in 1.8 points ahead of Andreas Stjernen, who jumped on 134 m and 135.5 m. The two Austrians Gregor Schlierenzauer (261.0 points) and Stefan Kraft (258.2 points) finished eighth and ninth. For Jernej Damjan a successful season ended well with the tenth place (257.7 points). Thomas Diethart, who is the shooting star of the season after he won the 4-Hills-Tournament, was twelfth, behind Anders Fannemel. Piotr Zyla and Maciej Kot achieved good results for Poland in 13th and 15th, Michael Hayboeck was 14th.
Bjoern Einar Romoeren retires
Also for Bjoern Einar Romoeren the season ended on a high note, he shared the 16th place with Japanese Reruhi Shimizu and announced that he will end his career. Jakub Janda, who decided to continue his career, was 18th, ahead of Jurij Tepes. Richard Freitag and his teammate Markus Eisenbichler came in 21st and 22nd. Simon Ammann ended the season with a 26th place, Denis Kornilov scored one point for Russia in 30th.
Austria wins Nation's Cup
Kamil Stoch won the overall World Cup title ahead of Peter Prevc and Severin Freund. Anders Bardal was fourth, Noriaki Kasai fifth. Defending Champion Schlierenzauer was sixth and third in the ski flying World Cup, behind Kasai and Prevc. The Austrian team won the Nation's Cup, even though they couldn't celebrate an individual win in the World Cup since the 4-Hills final in Bischofshofen. But thanks to strong team performances they came in ahead of Germany and Slovenia.