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Skijumping: Germans win team event in Latvia

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Germany gained a measure of revenge as they won the World Cup ski-jumping event here on Saturday, making up for their silver medal at last week's World Championships in Italy.

Norway finished second with Poland in third while world champions Austria missed out altogether on the podium by finishing fourth.

Led by Severin Freund, who managed 131m on his second jump, Germany amassed 1079.5 points to finish well clear of their rivals.

1. Germany 1079.5 pts

(Andreas Wank, Michael Neumayer, Severin Freund, Richard Freitag)

2. Norway 1038.8

(Rune Velta, Andreas Stjernen, Anders Jacobsen, Anders Bardal)

3. Poland 1036.2

(Maciej Kot, Piotr Zyla, Krzysztof Mietus, Kamil Stoch)

4. Austria 1029.2

5. Japan 998.5

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/skijumping-germans-win-team-event-latvia