Dominant Freitag extends overall lead

Engelberg (Switzerland) (AFP) –


German Richard Freitag soared to his third World Cup win of the season in Engelberg on Sunday to extend his overall lead.

The 26-year-old, who had gone almost three years without a victory before winning in Russia earlier this month, now holds a 151-point lead at the top of the standings from his compatriot Andreas Wellinger.

Freitag was utterly dominant in Switzerland the day after finishing second to Anders Fannemel, leaping out to 137.5 metres on his first jump.

Poland's Kamil Stoch was a distant second, 11.6 points adrift, with reigning overall champion Stefan Kraft completing the podium for Austria.

Freitag will go into the start of the Four Hills tournament in Oberstdorf on December 30 as one of the favourites to usurp defending champion Stoch.