Ski Jumping

Hvala tops Kuusamo qualifying

Jaka Hvala of Slovenia topped ski jumping qualifying ahead of the World Cup event in Kuusamo, Finland.

Hvala tops Kuusamo qualifying - Ski JumpingImago

The 19-year-old managed 145 metres, 2m short of the hill record.

He won both training jumps and totalled 148.4 points in his qualification round.

Richard Freitag’s 139m jump put him second, with Japan’s Taku Takeuchi third despite posting a 142, his total of 142.8 two points shy of the German’s.

Top 10 results:

1. HVALA Jaka SLO 148.4

2. FREITAG Richard GER14 AUG 1991 144.8

3. TAKEUCHI Taku JPN 142.8

4. LOITZL Wolfgang AUT 13 JAN 1980 137.0

5. KASAI Noriaki JPN 135.8

6. KOFLER Andreas AUT 135.7

7. KOBAYASHI Junshiro JPN 11 JUN 1991 133.1

8. VASSILIEV Dimitry RUS 132.0

9. TEPES Jurij SLO 128.1

10. KOCH Martin AUT 126.7

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