Ski jumping: Poland's Stoch wins in Lillehammer, Kubacki second
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Poland’s top ski jumper Kamil Stoch on Tuesday won a ski-jumping competition in the Norwegian resort of Lillehammer, consolidating his lead in this season’s World Cup standings.
Kamil Stoch of Poland in action during the FIS World Cup Raw Air Ski Jumping Large Hill Individual Competition in Lillehammer, Norway, on Tuesday. Photo: EPA/Geir Olsen
Another Pole, Dawid Kubacki, finished runner-up in the Lillehammer competition, which was part of this season’s ski-jumping World Cup circuit and also marked the fifth leg of the Raw Air 10-day series of events in Norway.
Countryman Stefan Hula came in ninth in Tuesday’s competition, adding to a highly successful day for Poland.
After the first round of jumps, Hula was third, just behind Stoch and Kubacki, prompting fans to expect a clean podium sweep for his country.
This year’s Raw Air tournament began at the end of last week and runs until March 18 on four different hills across Norway: in Oslo, Lillehammer, Trondheim, and Vikersund. The tournament comprises a total of 16 rounds of jumps from individual events, team events and qualifications.
The 2017/2018 ski-jumping World Cup features 31 competitions, including eight team events, in eight countries.
Halfway through the Raw Air tournament, with a total tally of 1,141.5 points, Stoch is comfortably on top of the leaderboard, 56.2 points ahead of second-placed Robert Johansson of Norway.
The Polish ski jumper, a triple Olympic champion, also leads the season’s overall World Cup standings, 190 points ahead of Germany’s Richard Freitag.
Source: TVP 1