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Ski jump: Freitag wins at Obertsdorf

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Germany's Richard Freitag won Saturday's final world championship warmup individual jump on the large hill at Obertsdorf, outleaping Norway's Andreas Stjernen and world champion Gregor Schlierenzauer to bag the second World Cup win of his career.

Freitag, just 21, jumped 209.0m and 206.5m for a total of 409.8 points - just 0.3 points ahead of Stjernen as he added to his Harrachov win of two seasons ago.

Schlierenzauer, fresh from pulling off an historic double skijump success at Harrachov to take his career win tally to 48, still leads the overall standings with 1320 points from Norwegian Anders Bardal, only 16th in Saturday's event.

Results:

1. Richard Freitag (GER) 409.8 points (209.0/206.5m), 2. Andreas Stjernen (NOR) 409.5 (205.5/212.0m), 3. Gregor Schlierenzauer (AUT) 409.0 (204.0/206.5m), 4. Peter Prevc (SLO) 406.2 (206.5/209.5m), 5. Anders Jacobsen (NOR) 402.3 (203.5/206.0m)

Overall World Cup standings (22 of 28 events):

1. Gregor Schlierenzauer (AUT) 1320 pts, 2. Anders Bardal (NOR) 782, 3. Anders Jacobsen (NOR) 732, 4. Severin Freund (GER) 699, 5. Kamil Stoch (POL) 602

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