Ski Jumping - Strong winds cancel individual event in Willingen

Strong and gusty winds forced the cancellation of the second ski jumping World Cup event in Willingen with event organisers deeming it not safe enough to compete.

Qualifying on Friday, which saw Richard Freitag produce the best score of those not automatically through to Sunday's individual final, went off fine as the did the team event a day later.

Slovenia took their second successive win of the season however, as the team competition made way for the individual, strong and gusty winds made jumping unsafe.

Despite the sunshine, the wind was too strong on the hill with the jury opting to cancel after a series of delays to the scheduled competition in Willingen.

"The decision was not difficult to make, we had absolutely no chance to let anyone jump," said FIS race director Walter Hofer.