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

Richard Freitag
FIS Ski Jumping World Cup 2014 - Engelberg - 20141220 - Richard Freitag 2.jpg
Freitag in Engelberg, 2014
Country  Germany
Born (1991-08-14) 14 August 1991 (age 26)
Erlabrunn, Germany
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Ski club SG Nickelhuette Aue
Personal best 243 m (797 ft)
Planica, 24 March 2018
World Cup career
Seasons 2010–present
Individual wins 8
Team wins 8
Indiv. podiums 23
Team podiums 25
Yellow bibs 10
Indiv. starts 185
Team starts 42
Updated on 25 March 2018.

Contents

CareerEdit

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.

RecordEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

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

World CupEdit

StandingsEdit

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

WinsEdit

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

ReferencesEdit