Germany win FIS Ski Jumping World Cup team event in Zakopane

Germany clinched victory in the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup men's team event in Zakopane on Saturday.

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Germany's men made it two wins from two FIS Ski Jumping World Cup meetings this season with victory in Zakopane.

The reigning Winter Olympic champions took the season opener in Klingenthal in November, and they repeated the feat with another triumph in Poland on Saturday.

The quartet of Michael Neumayer, Marinus Kraus, Richard Freitag and Severin Freund combined for a total score of 1050.6, which was enough to see off both Austria and Slovenia, who completed the podium.

Austria scored 1035.7 to once again be beaten by the team who had bettered them at Sochi 2014, while Slovenia's 1018.4 was just enough for third ahead of Norway (1016.4).

The home fans saw Poland take fifth with a score of 987.8, while Olympic bronze medalists Japan were sixth with 960.4.

Freund is the only man to have been part of the winning quartet in the Olympics and both World Cup meetings this season, with his 133.5m jump the second best of the day behind that of Jernej Damjan (136.5m).

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