After a long break from competition due to injury, Severin Freund will return to the Viessmann FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Ruka (FIN).
At the World Cup kick-off in Wisla (POL) next weekend, the 2015 overall World Cup winner will not yet be competing, but Freund is planning his first World Cup start after the long break for the following weekend on November 24th and 25th.
On the huge HS 142 meter hill at the Arctic Circle in Finland, Freund already celebrated a successful return after a hip injury in 2016 with a victory and a second place. The Rukatunturi ski jump in Ruka is one of the favorite jumps of the man from WSV Rastbuechel.
The 30-year-old suffered a cruciate ligament rupture (his second) during training in Oberstdorf in July 2017 and as a result, missed the entire Olympic season, now it's time for the long-awaited comeback of the German top athlete.
Freund had made the time of his return to the World Cup dependent on his progress in training. So Freund obviously feels strong enough for top results again.