Ski jumping: Stoch rises as he wins fifth event of season

Poland's double Olympic ski jump champion Kamil Stoch took over at the top of the World Cup standings on Sunday after winning the event in Lahti, Finland.

The 26-year-old -- who took both ski jump gold medals at the Games in SOchi last month -- recorded his fifth win of the season and 12th of his career narrowly denying Germany's Severin Freund a third successive win this week.

Austrian Gregor Schlierenzauer, who won the team event on Saturday, finished third.

Stoch, world champion in the large hill, leads Slovenia's Peter Prevc by 53 points in the race for the World Cup crown.

The next leg of the championship series is also in Finland, in the large hill in Kuomio on Tuesday.

Results

Large hill

1. Kamil Stoch (POL) 281 pts (131 - 134.5m), 2. Severin Freund (GER) 277.4 (131.5 - 129.5m), 3. Gregor Schlierenzauer (AUT) 270.2 (126 - 130m), 4. Stefan Kraft (AUT) 266.5 (126 - 129.5m), 5. Andreas Kofler (AUT) 263.3 (128.5 - 129m)

Selected

9. Noriaki Kasai (JPN) 257.1 (128 - 125m)

World Cup standings (after 24 of 29 events):

1. Kamil Stoch (POL) 1131pts, 2. Peter Prevc (SLO) 1078, 3. Severin Freund (GER) 907, 4. Noriaki Kasai (JPN) 835, 5. Gregor Schlierenzauer (AUT) 775

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