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Norway's Tande edges overall leader Freitag for ski jumping win

Daniel Andre Tande of Norway defeated overall leader Richard Freitag to win his first ski jumping World Cup of the season on Saturday. Tande soared 148 metres with his first jump and 146.5 with his second for 261.3 points to edge Freitag by 0.8 points.

Canadian Mackenzie Boyd-Clowes places 28th

Norway's Daniel Andre Tande earned his first World Cup ski jumping gold of the season by edging overall leader Richard Freitag. (Arne Dedert/dpa via Associated Press)

Daniel Andre Tande of Norway defeated overall leader Richard Freitag to win his first ski jumping World Cup of the season on Saturday in Willingen, Germany.

Tande soared 148 metres with his first jump and 146.5 with his second for 261.3 points to edge Freitag by 0.8 points. The German had jumps of 149.5 and 141.5 metres.

Dawid Kubacki of Poland was third after jumps of 145 and 139.5 metres, followed by teammate Kamil Stoch and Andreas Wellinger of Germany. Canada's Mackenzie Boyd-Clowes placed 28th with jumps of 135.5 and 122 metres to finish with 183.6 points.

With eight events including Sunday's World Cup remaining, Freitag leads on 817 points, followed by Stoch on 783, Wellinger on 710, and Tande on 665.

The World Cup on Sunday is the last before the Olympics.

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