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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: 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: Takanashi takes 13th win of World Cup season

Japan's Sara Takanashi clinched her 13th World Cup win of the season in Oslo on Saturday and third in a row since her Sochi Olympics flop. Takanashi put in an opening jump of 132m and finished almost 40 points ahead of Slovenia's Katja Pozun with Japanese compatriot Yuki Ito in third. The 17-year-old Takanashi has featured on every podium this season except when she finished a disappointing fourth at the Sochi Games last month. Results:

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

Ski jumping: Damjan leads Slovenia's top-three clean sweep

Jernej Damjan lifted his first ski-jumping World Cup in Sapporo Sunday, leading a clean sweep of the top three places for Slovenia, with many big names staying away just two weeks from the Sochi Olympics. The 30-year-old veteran jumped 138 and 134 metres (452 and 439 feet) to collect 255.0 points, followed by Peter Prevc on 254.4 points with jumps of 124 and and 137.5 metres. Robert Kranjec finished third on 253.3 after leaping 126 and 137 metres.

Ski jumping: Prevc wins second World Cup title

Slovenia's Peter Prevc soared to the second ski-jumping World Cup title of his career Saturday by dominating a diluted field to surge up the Olympic season's leaderboard. The 21-year-old, who won his first-ever individual World Cup two weeks ago at Tauplitz, Austria, leapt 137 metres and 134.5 metres to collect a total of 294.6 points on the Okurayama hill in Sapporo, northern Japan. Each of his jumps were the longest in their rounds in the night's event.

Ski jumping: Prevc wins second World Cup title

Slovenia's Peter Prevc soared to the second ski-jumping World Cup title of his career Saturday by dominating a diluted field in the two rounds to surge upon the Olympic season's leaderboard. The 21-year-old, who won his first-ever individual World Cup two weeks ago at Tauplitz, Austria, leapt 137 and 134.5 metres to collect a total of 294.6 points on the Okurayama hill in Sapporo, northern Japan. Each of his jumps were the longest in their rounds.

Ski jumping: German teenager Wellinger takes first win

German teenager Andreas Wellinger claimed his first ski jumping World Cup win on Thursday with victory on the large hill at Wisla in Poland. "I am on cloud nine. It's difficult to put into words because it's so crazy," said the 18-year-old who finished just ahead of overall World Cup leader Kamil Stoch of Poland with Michael Hayboeck of Austria completing the podium. Stoch has 707 points after 16 rounds, 59 points ahead of Austria's Gregor Schlierenzauer, the defending World Cup champion.

Ski jumping: Debut win for Prevc, veteran Kasai third

Slovenia's Peter Prevc notched up his first ever ski jump World Cup win at the 'flying ski' leg of the season at Tauplitz on Sunday. Runner-up to Japan's history-making veteran Noriaki Kasai on the Austrian slope 24 hours earlier, Prevc, 21, made it to the top of the podium with a total points tally of 369. Home hope Gregor Schlierenzauer, with 366.9 points, took second with Kasai (365.8) producing the longest jump at 201 metres to claim third.
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