The FIS Grand Prix 2013 started with a double
win for Germany in front of 2000 spectators in Hinterzarten
(GER). Richard Freitag won the first GP event of
the summer on a hot afternoon with 246.9 points
ahead of Andreas Wellinger (244.9 points) and Slovenia's
His teammate Andreas Wellinger agrees with the winner.
"It's still a long way to go, we are only at
the beginning of the summer. I'll take it step by
It was a perfect start for the team of head coach
Werner Schuster. Michael Neumayer was also among
the best as sixth, Karl Geiger came in 14th, Severin
Freund was 16th. Andreas Wank, lost his chances
to achieve a top result when he fell after his second
With Slovenia's Matjaz Pungertar as third and Jan
Matura of the Czech Republic as fourth two athletes
were among the best on Sunday, who already attracted
some attention last winter. "I expected to
do well, especially after yesterday's mixed team
competition. Now will go home for a day and then
Takeuchi best Japanese
After the Japanese won the mixed team competition
on Saturday, one who wasn't on the team was their
best this time. Taku Takeuchi reached a total of
237.6 points and finished sixth. Daiki Ito was 20th,
the other Japanese athletes couldn't qualify for
the final round.
Ahonen top fit
Finland's Janne Ahonen showed a great performance
in his first appearance since his comeback. He is
physically in a top shape, came in seventh and was
by far the best Finn.
Kamil Stoch was the best of the Polish team as eighth,
Tom Hilde was the best Norwegian as ninth.