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Ski jumping: Slovenia's Prevc claims home victory

Slovenia's Peter Prevc delighted the home crowd by winning the season's final World Cup ski jump event in Planica on Sunday. Double Olympic medallist Prevc, who collected the third win of his career, recorded the longest jump of the day, 142 metres, for a total of 283.7 points. Germany's Severin Freund was second on 280.8 and Anders Bardal of Norway third on 278.5. Prevc finished in second place overall in the final World Cup standings behind Kamil Stoch of Poland, who picked up a second fourth-place finish in three days. Results

Ski jumping: Stoch adds World Cup crown to Olympic double

Poland's Kamil Stoch added the overall World Cup ski jumping crown to his double Olympic gold on Friday when he finished the season's penultimate event in Planica in fourth place. The 26-year-old, who is also world champion on the large hill, is the first Pole to capture the World Cup. Germany's Severin Freund won the event at the Slovenian venue with two jumps of 137.5m with just a 0.3 point advantage over second place Anders Bardal of Norway with Slovenia's Peter Prevc completing the podium.

Ski jumping: Freund captures eighth World Cup win

Germany's Severin Freund, who won an Olympic team gold in Sochi last month, clinched his eighth career World Cup win in Oslo on Sunday. The 25-year-old became just the third German to win on the famed Norwegian hill of Holmenkollen after Jens Weissflog (1989) and Sven Hannawald (2002). Freund won with a total of 265.4 points ahead of Norway's Anders Bardal (252.1), the winner in Trondheim on Friday, with Poland's double Olympic champion Kamil Stoch taking third (245.4). Stoch stays on top of the overall standings with two rounds of the World Cup remaining.

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.

Ski jumping: Austria gain Olympic revenge over Germany

Austria turned the tables on Olympic champions Germany to win the ski jumping World Cup team event at Lahti in Finland on Saturday. Germany had pushed Austria into the silver medal position at the Sochi Games last month, but this time Gregor Schlierenzauer led the way as his team finished on 973.5 points. Germany, for whom Severin Freund registered the best jump of the day with 130.5m, were second with 960.8 points while Norway were third just a half a point back on 960.3. Results: 1. Austria 973.5 pts

Ski jumping: Austria gain Olympic revenge over Germany

Austria turned the tables on Olympic champions Germany to win the ski jumping World Cup team event at Lahti in Finland on Saturday. Germany had pushed Austria into the silver medal position at the Sochi Games last month, but this time Gregor Schlierenzauer led the way as his team finished on 973.5 points. Germany, for whom Severin Freund registered the best jump of the day with 130.5m, were second with 960.8 points while Norway were third just a half a point back on 960.3. Results: 1. Austria 973.5 pts

Olympics: Germany ends Austrian dominance in team ski jump

Germany ended Austria's dominance in the ski jumping team event on Monday, taking gold in a down-to-the-wire Olympic competition. The four-man German team collected 1041.1 points over two rounds and eight jumps, ahead of defending Olympic champions Austria and a delighted Japanese team, led by veteran Noriaki Kasai. This ends Austria's nine-year dominance at the Olympics and world championships, where the small alpine country has won nine straight titles in the men's team event.

(Olympics) Bobsledders set sight on future; curlers eliminated from first Olympics

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 17 (Yonhap) -- They didn't come all that close to winning a medal on Monday, but the South Korean bobsleigh tandem of Won Yun-jong and Seo Young-woo said they left no regrets on the track. The pilot-brakeman duo finished the two-man competition at Sanki Sliding Center in 18th place, third from the bottom, with a combined time of 3:49.27 after four races. They were nearly four full seconds behind the champions from Russia, Alexey Voevoda and Alexander Zubkov, but the finish was still the highest-ever by South Korea in Olympic bobsleigh.

(Olympics) Bobsledders set sight on future; curlers eliminated from first Olympics

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 17 (Yonhap) -- They didn't come all that close to winning a medal on Monday, but the South Korean bobsleigh tandem of Won Yun-jong and Seo Young-woo said they left no regrets on the track. The pilot-brakeman duo finished the two-man competition at Sanki Sliding Center in 18th place, third from the bottom, with a combined time of 3:49.27 after four races. They were nearly four full seconds behind the champions from Russia, Alexey Voevoda and Alexander Zubkov, but the finish was still the highest-ever by South Korea in Olympic bobsleigh.

Olympics: Germany ends Austrian dominance in team ski jump

Germany ended Austria's dominance in the ski jumping team event on Monday, taking gold in a down-to-the-wire Olympic competition. The four-man German team collected 1041.1 points over two rounds and eight jumps, ahead of defending Olympic champions Austria and a delighted Japanese team, led by veteran Noriaki Kasai. This ends Austria's nine-year dominance at the Olympics and world championships, where the small alpine country has won eight straight titles.
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