Richard Freitag

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Richard Freitag
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Freitag 2019
CountryGermany
Born (1991-08-14) 14 August 1991 (age 28)
Erlabrunn, Germany
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Ski clubSG Nickelhuette Aue
Personal best243 m (797 ft)
Planica, 24 March 2018
World Cup career
Seasons2010–present
Individual wins8
Team wins8
Indiv. podiums23
Team podiums30
Indiv. starts207
Team starts47
Updated on 24 March 2019.

Richard "Richi" Freitag (pronounced [ˈʁɪçaɐ̯t ˈfʁaɪtaːk]; 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 teammate 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.

At the Winter Olympics 2018 in Pyeongchang he won together with his German team mates Karl Geiger, Stephan Leyhe, and Andreas Wellinger the silver medal in the team large hill competition.

Record[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

Event Normal hill Large hill Team
2018 9th 9th Silver

World Championship[edit]

Year Normal hill Large hill Team LH Mixed team
2011 15 4
2013 6 6 2 3
2015 7 15 5 1
2017 9 19 4
2019 5 9 1

World Cup[edit]

Standings[edit]

Season Overall 4H SF RA W5 P7 NT
2009/10 90 38 N/A N/A N/A
2010/11 38 17 52 N/A N/A N/A N/A
2011/12 6 10 11 N/A N/A N/A N/A
2012/13 8 11 13 N/A N/A N/A N/A
2013/14 24 24 N/A N/A N/A N/A
2014/15 12 6 19 N/A N/A N/A N/A
2015/16 9 9 13 N/A N/A N/A N/A
2016/17 13 11 17 15 N/A N/A N/A
2017/18 2 27 7 7 11 5 N/A
2018/19 21 14 21 32 9 18 N/A

Wins[edit]

No. Season Date Location Hill Size
1 2011/12 11 December 2011   Czech Republic Harrachov Čerťák HS142 LH
2 2012/13 16 February 2013   Germany Oberstdorf Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze HS213 (night) FH
3 10 March 2013   Finland Lahti Salpausselkä HS130 LH
4 2014/15 20 December 2014   Switzerland Engelberg Gross-Titlis-Schanze HS137 LH
5 4 January 2015   Austria Innsbruck Bergiselschanze HS130 LH
6 2017/18 2 December 2017   Russia Nizhny Tagil Tramplin Stork HS134 (night) LH
7 10 December 2017   Germany Titisee-Neustadt Hochfirstschanze HS142 (night) LH
8 17 December 2017   Switzerland Engelberg Gross-Titlis-Schanze HS140 LH

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