Richard Freitag

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Richard Freitag
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Freitag 2019
CountryGermany
Born (1991-08-14) 14 August 1991 (age 27)
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
Seasons 2010–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.

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Career

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.

FIS Ski Jumping World Cup series of international ski jumping competitions spanning across the Earths Northern Hemisphere wintertime season

The FIS Ski Jumping World Cup is the world's highest level of ski jumping and the FIS Ski Flying World Cup as the subdivisional part of the competition. It was founded by Torbjørn Yggeseth for the 1979/80 season and organized by the International Ski Federation. Ladies began competing during the 2011/12 season.

Four Hills Tournament late-December and early-January ski jumping competition in Austria and Germany

The Four Hills Tournament or the German-Austrian Ski Jumping Week is a ski jumping event composed of four World Cup events and has taken place in Germany and Austria each year since 1953. With a few exceptions the ski jumping events are held chronologically at Oberstdorf, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Innsbruck and Bischofshofen. Winning these all four events in one Four Hills Tournament edition is called the grand slam.

Oberstdorf Place in Bavaria, Germany

Oberstdorf is a municipality and skiing and hiking town in southwest Germany, located in the Allgäu region of the Bavarian Alps. Oberstdorf is one of the highest market towns in Germany. The southernmost point in Germany is located in the municipality and it is the southernmost settlement in both Bavaria, and in Germany overall.

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.

2018 Winter Olympics 23rd Winter Olympics, Pyeongchang (S. Korea) 2018

The 2018 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXIII Olympic Winter Games and commonly known as PyeongChang 2018, was an international winter multi-sport event that was held between 9 and 25 February 2018 in Pyeongchang County, Gangwon Province, South Korea, with the opening rounds for certain events held on 8 February 2018, the day before the opening ceremony.

Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium Olympic Stadium in South Korea

The Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium was a temporary venue for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Pyeongchang County, Gangwon Province, South Korea. The stadium was demolished after the Games.

Karl Geiger German ski jumper

Karl Geiger is a German ski jumper.

Record

Olympic Games

EventNormal hillLarge hillTeam
2018 9th9thSilver

World Championship

YearNormal hillLarge hillTeam LHMixed team
2011 15 4
2013 6 6 2 3
2015 7 15 5 1
2017 9 19 4
2019 5 9 1

World Cup

Standings

SeasonOverall4HSFRAW5P7NT
2009/10 9038N/AN/AN/A
2010/11 381752N/AN/AN/AN/A
2011/12 61011N/AN/AN/AN/A
2012/13 81113N/AN/AN/AN/A
2013/14 2424N/AN/AN/AN/A
2014/15 12619N/AN/AN/AN/A
2015/16 9913N/AN/AN/AN/A
2016/17 13111715N/AN/AN/A
2017/18 22777115N/A
2018/19 21142132918N/A

Wins

No.SeasonDateLocationHillSize
1 2011/12 11 December 2011   Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Harrachov Čerťák HS142LH
2 2012/13 16 February 2013   Flag of Germany.svg Oberstdorf Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze HS213 (night)FH
310 March 2013   Flag of Finland.svg Lahti Salpausselkä HS130LH
4 2014/15 20 December 2014   Flag of Switzerland.svg Engelberg Gross-Titlis-Schanze HS137LH
54 January 2015   Flag of Austria.svg Innsbruck Bergiselschanze HS130LH
6 2017/18 2 December 2017   Flag of Russia.svg Nizhny Tagil Tramplin Stork HS134 (night)LH
710 December 2017   Flag of Germany.svg Titisee-Neustadt Hochfirstschanze HS142 (night)LH
817 December 2017   Flag of Switzerland.svg Engelberg Gross-Titlis-Schanze HS140LH

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References

    International Ski Federation international governing body for ski sports

    The Fédération Internationale de Ski is the world's highest governing body for international winter sports. Founded in Chamonix on 2 February 1924, it is responsible for the Olympic disciplines of Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, ski jumping, Nordic combined, freestyle skiing and snowboarding. The FIS is also responsible for setting the international competition rules. The organization now has a membership of 118 national ski associations and is based in Oberhofen am Thunersee, Switzerland.