Richard Freitag

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Richard Freitag
FIS Ski Jumping World Cup 2014 - Engelberg - 20141220 - Richard Freitag 2.jpg
Country Germany Germany
Full name Richard Freitag
Born (1991-08-14) 14 August 1991 (age 23)
Erlabrunn, Germany
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Ski club SG Nickelhuette Aue
Personal best 230 m (755 ft)
Vikersund, 26 Feb 2012
World Cup career
Seasons 2010–present
Individual wins 5
Team wins 4
Indv. podiums 14
Team podiums 12
Updated on 30 Mar 2015.

Richard Freitag (pronounced [ˈʁɪçaʁt ˈfʁaɪ̯taːk]; born 14 August 1991) is a German ski jumper.

Career[edit]

His FIS Ski Jumping World Cup debut took place on 29 December 2009 at the Four Hills Tournament in Oberstdorf, having previously gained success in the Continental Cup. On 3 January 2010, he succeeded in Innsbruck with a 30th place-his first World Cup point. At the FIS Ski-Flying World Championships 2010 in Planica he reached the 28th place in the individual event. In his second season he won the third place with the German team in Oberstdorf in 2011. At the beginning of the 2011/2012 World Cup, he finished 9th in Kuusamo. In Lillehammer on 3 December 2011 he reached the second rank, his first podium placing. A week later he won the competition on the large hill in Harrachov ahead of Thomas Morgenstern and his team-mate Severin Freund. At the same jump, his father Holger Freitag celebrated his only World Cup victory on 8 January 1983. On 20 January he clinched 2nd spot in Polish Zakopane, behind home favorite Kamil Stoch, securing his 3rd individual podium of his career.

World Cup[edit]

Standings[edit]

Season Overall SF 4H
2009–10 90 38
2010–11 38 52 17
2011–12 6 11 10
2012–13 8 13 11
2013–14 24 24
2014–15 12 19 6

Wins[edit]

No. Season Date Place Hill Size
1 2011–12 11 Dec 2011 Czech Republic Harrachov Čerťák HS 142 LH
2 2012–13 16 Feb 2013 Germany Oberstdorf Heini-Klopfer-Sc. HS 213 (night) FH
3 10 Mar 2013 Finland Lahti Salpausselkä HS 130 LH
4 2014–15 20 Dec 2014 Switzerland Engelberg Gross-Titlis-Schanze HS 137 LH
5 4 Jan 2015 Austria Innsbruck Bergiselschanze HS 130 LH

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