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Freund wins ski flying event on ski jump World Cup; Fannemel sets world record

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VIKERSUND, Norway — Severin Freund of Germany won a ski flying event on the ski jump World Cup on Sunday while Anders Fannemel of Norway set a world record by soaring 251.5 meters in the first round.

PHOTO: From left, second placed Anders Fannemel of Norway, first placed Severin Freund of Germany and third placed Johann Andre Forfang of Norway on the podium after the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup Flying Hill individual competition in Vikersund, Norway, Sunday Feb. 15, 2015. (AP Photo / Vegard Wivestad Grott, NTB scanpix) NORWAY OUT
From left, second placed Anders Fannemel of Norway, first placed Severin Freund of Germany and third placed Johann Andre Forfang of Norway on the podium after the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup Flying Hill individual competition in Vikersund, Norway, Sunday Feb. 15, 2015. (AP Photo / Vegard Wivestad Grott, NTB scanpix) NORWAY OUT

Freund had jumps of 237.5 and 245 meters and earned a total of 436.7 points for the win. Fannemel only managed 202 meters in the second round and finished second on 394 points. Another Norwegian, Johann Andre Forfang, was third.

It was the second day in a row that a world record was set on the Vikersund hill, after Peter Prevc soared 250 meters on Saturday. Fannemel said "I thought it would not be possible to jump longer than 250 meters (but) the conditions were perfect for long flights and I made the best jump of my life."

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