|Born||14 August 1991|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Ski club||SG Nickelhuette Aue|
|Personal best||243 m (797 ft)|
Planica, 24 March 2018
|World Cup career|
|Updated on 24 March 2019.|
Richard "Richi" Freitag (pronounced [ˈʁɪçaɐ̯t ˈfʁaɪtaːk] ; born 14 August 1991) is a German ski jumper.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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|Event||Normal hill||Large hill||Team|
|Year||Normal hill||Large hill||Team LH||Mixed team|
|1||2011/12||11 December 2011||Čerťák HS142||LH|
|2||2012/13||16 February 2013||Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze HS213 (night)||FH|
|3||10 March 2013||Salpausselkä HS130||LH|
|4||2014/15||20 December 2014||Gross-Titlis-Schanze HS137||LH|
|5||4 January 2015||Bergiselschanze HS130||LH|
|6||2017/18||2 December 2017||Tramplin Stork HS134 (night)||LH|
|7||10 December 2017||Hochfirstschanze HS142 (night)||LH|
|8||17 December 2017||Gross-Titlis-Schanze HS140||LH|
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