Ski Jumping

CBC Sports - Monday Feb. 17, 2014 14:19 ET

Severin Freund leads Germany to team ski jumping gold

Canadians finish 12th

Andreas Wellinger
German ski jumper Andreas Wellinger takes part in the men's team ski jumping event during the Sochi 2014 Olympics. (Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Germany narrowly won gold in the men's team ski jumping event at the Sochi 2014 Olympics. The Germans finished with a score of 1041.1, anchored by Severin Freund. 

Teammate and Olympic rookie Andreas Wellinger had the best jump of the German team in the final round, with a score of 133.9.

The Austrian team won the silver medal, earning 1038.4 points, less than three points back from the winners. Ski jumping legend Gregor Schlierenzauer jumped last, but was unable to make up the final difference in points, scoring 131.4.  

Japan won the bronze medal with a score of 1024.9 points. Poland finished fourth, with 1011.8 points.

The Canadian team jumped during the first round of competition, scoring 399.2 points, and finished in 12th place as they were unable to advance to the final round. The Canadian team is made up of Trevor Morrice, Dusty Korek, Matthew Rowley and Mackenzie Boyd-Clowes.

The competition took place on the large hill (K125) at the RusSki Gorki Jumping centre. 12 teams took part in the first round, with the top eight advancing to the finals. Each team is made up of four skiers, with the combined scores determining the winner.

 

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