Germany's Freitag wins ski jump World Cup event

ENGELBERG, Switzerland (AP) Richard Freitag of Germany won a ski jump World Cup event on Saturday, rising from fourth place after the first round.

Freitag's two-round score of 277.7 points edged Roman Koudelka, despite the Czech jumper leaping slightly further overall on the large hill at Engelberg.

The 23-year-old German jumped 128.5 and 135.5 meters to get his fourth career World Cup win.

First-round leader Michael Hayboeck of Austria placed third, trailing Freitag by 1.5 points.

Stefan Kraft of Austria had the day's longest jump, a 140-meter leap in the second round, and placed sixth.

Anders Fannemel of Norway retained his overall World Cup lead despite placing 21st Saturday.

Fannemel has a 43-point lead over Severin Freund of Germany, 440-397. Freitag moved up to 15th overall.

Engelberg hosts another event Sunday.

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