Too strong wind on day 2 - Severin Freund is World Champion

15 March 2014 18:28
Anders Bardal, Severin Freund, Peter Prevc
Anders Bardal, Severin Freund, Peter Prevc -

At the end all the waiting was in vain: The second day of competition, the third and fourth round of the individual competition, at the ski flying World Championships in Harrachov became a victim of the winds.

After various delays, a canceled trial round and the postponement of the start from 4:00 pm to 6:15 pm the jury canceled the competition.

Severin Freund is ski flying World Champion

This means that Severin Freund is the new ski flying World Champion, the first German to win this title since Sven Hannawald in 2002. "I prepared myself to jump today because I heard that the weather forecast is better in the evening. Unfortunately we couldn't jump. It's always nice to have competitions, but safety is most important. It's my best season and this Gold medal is very special." After only two instead of four rounds Silver and Bronze went to Anders Bardal and Peter Prevc. "I'm satisfied with the result. I wanted to fight for the win with Severin today, but the weather made it impossible. We heard that the conditions would be better in the evening, but unfortunately that didn't happen", Bardal said on Saturday. "I was expecting more from myself here. Since the 4-Hills-Tournament my jumps were getting better and better and everything went according to plan. The season is not over yet, but so far it was really good for me", told Prevc.

Noriaki Kasai finished fourth, double Olympic Champion Kamil Stoch fifth. Roman Koudelka was the best Czech in sixth, behind Anders Fannemel, Dimitry Vassiliev came in on a surprising eighth place. Thomas Diethart was the best Austrian in ninth, Maciej Kot completed the Top 10.

Here is the report about the first day of competition:

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The team competition at the World Championships will take place on Sunday at 2:00 pm CET.

Complete results as pdf-file