Ski Jumping - Morgenstern outshines Schlierenzauer in Germany

Thomas Morgenstern's World Cup campaign is finally up and running after the Austrian secured his first victory of the season in the large hill individual event in Titisee-Neustad, Germany.

All eyes were on Morgenstern's compatriot Gregor Schlierenzauer in Germany as he looked to write his name into the record books by winning at least three individual World Cup events in eight different seasons.

But it was Morgenstern was claimed victory as he scored 284.1 points for his first win of the season.

In fact Schlierenzauer couldn't even finish on the podium as he could only manage a fourth-place finish, with Poland's Kamil Stoch taking second and Switzerland’s Simon Ammann finishing third.

Despite failing to climb the podium in Germany Schlierenzauer still leads the way in the overall World Cup standings on 266 points.

German Severin Freund was fifth in Titisee-Neustad and sits second overall on 224 points, with Morgenstern’s first victory catapulting him into third on 221.

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