After two of four jumps at the ski flying World
Championships in Harrachov, Severin Freund is clearly
leading the field.
The German team Olympic Champion scored 391.0 points
with jumps on 203.5 m and 191.5 m and has a lead
of 10.1 points over Anders Bardal, the winner of
the qualification. The Norwegian jumped on 203.5
m and 188 m. Peter Prevc, who was in the lead after
the first round with 200 m, jumped on 183 m in the
final and is now third.
Kasai and Stoch in striking distance
One point behind the Slovene, Noriaki Kasai is fourth
with 187.5 m and 193.0 m. Double Olympic Champion
Kamil Stoch is fifth with 186 m and 190 m and is
currently 27.2 points behind the leader. The best
Czech is Roman Koudelka is sixth with 362.6 points.
Anders Fannemel follows in seventh with 352.5 points.
Dimitry Vassiliev of Russia, who shared the win
in Thursday's qualification with Anders Bardal and
was fourth after the first round, could not defend
this good position in the second round. But the
eighth place is still a good result for the Russian.
Austrians not among the best
The Austrians will not be able to fight for the
medals. Their best after the first day is Thomas
Diethart in ninth with 249.0 points. Poland's Maciej
Kot is tenth at halftime. The last three ski flying
World Champions lost their chances to win a medal
already at the first day of competition. Simon Ammann,
Champion 2010, is 16th, 60 points behind Freund,
Gregor Schlierenzauer, World Champion 2008, is only
24th and defending Champion Robert Kranjec is 29th.
Moment of shock for Hajek
It's uncertain whether Antonin Hajek will be able
to compete on the second day. The Czech, currently
21st, crashed into the advertising board and had
to be carried out of the outrun. But after first
medical checks it seems that there's a chance he
can jump again on Saturday.