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Ski jumping: Schlierenzauer racks up 50th win

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World Cup winner Gregor Schlierenzauer clinched the 50th victory of his career when he captured the penultimate event of the season at Planica, Slovenia on Friday.

Austria's Schlierenzauer claimed a 10th win of the season thanks to leaps of 217.5m and 213.5m, with home hope Peter Prevc (214m and 215.5m) in second and Poland's Piotr Zyla (212.5m and 216.5m) taking third.

The final round of the season takes place on Sunday.

Results

1. Gregor Schlierenzauer (AUT) 412.2pts (217.5 + 213.5 m), 2. Peter Prevc (SLO) 405.9 (214 + 215.5), 3. Piotr Zyla (POL) 402.5 (212.5 + 216.5), 4. Noriaki Kasai (JPN) 399.1 (202.5 + 215.5), 5. Robert Kranjec (SLO) 396.2 (208.5 + 214.5)

Overall World Cup standings (after 27 of 28 rounds):

1. Gregor Schlierenzauer (AUT) 1596 pts (champion), 2. Anders Bardal (NOR) 984, 3. Kamil Stoch (POL) 921, 4. Severin Freund (GER) 894, 5. Anders Jacobsen (NOR) 878

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