Germany Wins Team Gold In Ski Jumping; Japan Takes Bronze

Germany wins team gold in ski jumping; Japan takes bronzeGermany took the lead with one group to go and edged Austria to win the Olympic ski jumping team gold medal on the large hill Monday at the Sochi Games.

The victory ended Austria’s lengthy winning streak in the event. It had won gold in the last two Olympics and hadn’t lost a team large hill competition since the 2005 world championships.

Germany, represented by Andreas Wank, Marinus Kraus, Andres Wellinger and Severin Freund, won its third gold in the Olympic event. Freund’s final jump gave Germany the win by 2.7 points.

Austria was represented by Michael Hayboeck, Thomas Morgenstern, Thomas Diethart and Gregor Schlierenzauer.