Stoch wins second leg of Four Hills
PR dla Zagranicy
Poland’s ski jumping star Kamil Stoch on Monday won the second event of the Four Hills tournament in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, advancing to second place in the overall World Cup standings.
Winner Kamil Stoch of Poland (C), second placed Richard Freitag of Germany (L) and third placed Anders Fannemel of Norway (R) celebrate on the podium during the second stage of the 66th Four Hills Tournament in Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany, 01 January 2018. Photo: EPA/Christian Bruna
Already in lead after the first round with a jump of 135.5m, defending champion Stoch flew to 139.5m on his second attempt
Earlier on Saturday Stoch won the opening event of the tournament in Germany's Oberstdorf.
He has thus become the first Polish ski jumper to win the first two events of the Four Hills tournament.
Home favourite Richard Freitag, who leads this season’s World Cup standings, came second in both events.
Another Pole, Dawid Kubacki, who claimed third spot in Oberstdorf, finished 12th in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
The Four Hills Tournament, which is part of the ski-jumping World Cup circuit, features a series of four competitions taking place in Germany and Austria every year.
After the Garmisch-Partenkirchen event the series moves to Austria for events in Innsbruck on January 4 and Bischofshofen on January 6.