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Stoch edges closer to Crystal Globe with Finland win

PR dla Zagranicy
Nick Hodge 05.03.2014 08:51
Olympic champion Kamil Stoch notched up his 13th World Cup win of the season on Tuesday in Kuopio, Finland, edging closer to the overall ski jumping title.

Kamil Stoch in action during the Men's Large Hill competition of the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Kuopio, Finland, 04 March 2014. EPA/Antti Raatikainen

Stoch managed to jump 126.5m in both rounds of the Large Hill event, finishing 3.8 points ahead of German rival Severin Freund.

“I'm really happy about my two jumps today,” he said.

“I'm happy about each victory and it gives me more self confidence.

“I'm not tired, I just started,” he quipped.

Norwegian Anders Bardal, who came third on Tuesday, said that “Kamil Stoch and Severin Freund are almost unbeatable at the moment."

However, Bardal added that “it was one of the fairest competitions this winter” as “the wind was not changing a lot.”

In the overall standings, Stoch now has 1231 points, with Slovenia's Peter Prevc in second with 1128, and Freund in third with 987 points.

There are just four legs of the World Cup left to go this season, with the next event beginning on Friday in Trondheim, Norway.

An overall World Cup win would be the icing on the cake for the 26-year-old from Zakopane, who won gold for Poland in both the Normal Hill and Large Hill in Sochi last month. (nh)

Source: IAR, fis-ski.com

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