Kamil Stoch soars to victory in Planica Flying Hill | Highlights
Kamil Stoch achieves his 8th World Cup victory of the season in first weekly competition at Planica Flying Hill, HS 240. The Polish defended his leadership after the first round to earn career's third in WC Ski Flying events. Second place for Johann Andre Forfang (Norway), third for Stefan Kraft (Austria).
Full results here: https://data.fis-ski.com/dynamic/results.html?sector=JP&competitorid=73228&raceid=4959
Ski Jumping originated in the 18th century, back then farmers in the Norwegian province of Telemark used small hills on alpine slopes for short jumps. With time, the interest and the enthusiasm for this new discipline rose and Ski Jumping became a sport of its own. Today Ski Jumping is one of the most popular disciplines in winter sports. Around the world fans gather to watch athletes soar through the air at competitions. At the moment this fascinating sport is practiced in about 20 countries on the World-Cup level. Ski jumping was added to the Olympic winter schedule in 1924.
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As the governing body of international skiing and snowboarding, FIS manages the Olympic disciplines of Alpine Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing, Ski Jumping, Nordic Combined, Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding, including setting the international competition rules. Through its 116 member nations, more than 6'500 FIS ski and snowboard competitions are staged annually.