Ski jumping: Poland’s Stoch wins Four Hills opener, Kubacki in third place
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Poland’s top ski jumper Kamil Stoch on Saturday won the opening event of this season’s prestigious Four Hills Tournament in Oberstdorf, Germany, advancing to third place in the overall World Cup standings.
Winner Kamil Stoch of Poland (C), second-placed Richard Freitag of Germany (L), and third-placed Dawid Kubacki of Poland (R) pose for photographs after the first stage of the 66th Four Hills Tournament in Oberstdorf, Germany, 30 December 2017. Photo: EPA/CHRISTIAN BRUNA
Another Pole, Dawid Kubacki, claimed third spot in Oberstdorf, his first-ever World Cup podium, and countryman Stefan Hula finished fifth, adding to a highly successful day for Poland.
Germany’s Richard Freitag, who leads this season’s World Cup standings, came in second.
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.
The next stop after Oberstdorf is Germany’s Garmisch-Partenkirchen, where the world's top ski jumpers are set to compete on Monday.
After that the series will move to Austria for events in Innsbruck on January 4 and Bischofshofen on January 6.
Poland’s double Olympic champion Kamil Stoch won last year’s Four Hills Tournament, ahead of his countryman Piotr Żyła and another Pole, Maciej Kot, in fourth place.
The 2017/2018 ski-jumping World Cup features a total of 31 competitions, including eight team events, in eight countries.
Stoch is a two-time Sochi Winter Olympics champion and the winner of the 2013/2014 World Cup.
Meanwhile, Kubacki won this year's Summer Grand Prix circuit in fine style.
Source: TVP 1