Stoch wins 3rd straight 4 Hills Tour stop, Freitag crashes

Germany's Richard Freitag leaves the landing zone after crashing during the third stage of the Four Hills Ski Jumping event at the ski jump in Innsbruck, Austria, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)
Poland's Kamil Stoch celebrates after winning the third stage of the Four Hills Ski Jumping event at the ski jump in Innsbruck, Austria, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Germany's Richard Freitag falls after his first attempt during the third stage of the Four Hills Ski Jumping event at the ski jump in Innsbruck, Austria, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)
Poland's Kamil Stoch makes his first attempt during the third stage of the Four Hills Ski Jumping event at the ski jump in Innsbruck, Austria, Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

INNSBRUCK, Austria — Olympic ski jumping champion Kamil Stoch of Poland won his third straight World Cup event on Thursday to further strengthen his lead in the Four Hills Tournament.

Stoch's main rival for the title, overall World Cup leader Richard Freitag, injured his left hip in a crash after landing his first jump. The German, runner-up to Stoch at both previous stops, didn't start in the final round.

Stoch, who is the defending Four Hills champion, jumped 130 and 128.5 meters respectively to finish on 270.1 points. Daniel Andre Tande of Norway finished second with 255.6 points, and Andreas Wellinger of Germany was third with 253.5.

Stoch can become the second ski jumper to win all four stops in the same year after Sven Hannawald of Germany did it in 2002.

Must Read

Germans Friedrich, Schneider take European...

Dec 16, 2017

Germans Francesco Friedrich, Stephanie Schneider take European bobsled titles in Austria

With Olympics looming, Vonn's priority is...

Jan 12, 2018

With Olympic downhill 40 days away, Lindsey Vonn is focusing more on avoiding risks than on winning

Brignone dedicates WCup super-G win to Fanchini;...

Jan 13, 2018

Federica Brignone of Italy has won the penultimate women's World Cup super-G before the Pyeongchang...

Austrian ski family eyes another Olympic slalom...

Jan 22, 2018

First Mario, now Michael: 4 years after Sochi, Matt family eyes more Olympic slalom success in...

Sports minister apologizes to Kristoffersen for...

Jan 24, 2018

Austrian minister of sports apologizes to skier Henrik Kristoffersen for snowballs thrown at him...

People also read these

Germans Friedrich, Schneider take European...

Dec 16, 2017

Germans Francesco Friedrich, Stephanie Schneider take European bobsled titles in Austria

Brignone dedicates WCup super-G win to Fanchini;...

Jan 13, 2018

Federica Brignone of Italy has won the penultimate women's World Cup super-G before the Pyeongchang...

Italian skier Marsaglia leads World Cup downhill...

Jan 18, 2018

Italian skier Marsaglia leads final training for World Cup downhill on shortened Streif course

Svindal beats Jansrud for Norwegian 1-2 in World...

Jan 19, 2018

Aksel Lund Svindal led a Norwegian 1-2 finish ahead of Kjetil Jansrud in the last World Cup super-G...

Freestyle skiers from Belarus looking for more...

Feb 8, 2018

The lessons learned from the vaunted Soviet gymnastics program all those years ago are still...

About Us

From transfer news, tactical analysis to predictions, get only the best of the world of sports daily with Daily Sports Club.

Contact us: sales@sportsclubcom.com

Subscribe Now!