Next home win for Kamil Stoch

After his win on Saturday, Poland's Kamil Stoch was also the best in Sunday's World Cup competition in Wisla (POL). With jumps of 135.5 m and 128 m (271.7 points) Stoch won close ahead of Norway's Daniel Andre Tande (128.5 m and 134.5 m; 270.5 points), who came in only 0.1 point ahead of Slovene Domen Prevc (130 m and 132 m; 270.4 points). This was the 19th win in the World Cup for Kamil Stoch.

The enthusiastic fans in the sold out stadium of the HS 134 Adam-Malysz-hill in Wisla saw an exciting competition under difficult wind conditions. Once again it was a difficult task for the jury due to the changing winds.

"The weather conditions were difficult today, the wind was changing and you needed a lot of luck. My second jump was bad, I had a mistake at the take-off. But still I could celebrate my second win and I'm very happy about that. I was working hard during my whole career and I had to go through bad times and a few changes. Now we are on the right track, not only me, the others as well", the winner said after the competition.

Second-placed Daniel Andre Tande summed up: "It was a difficult competition, for both the athletes and the jury because of the changing wind conditions. But with good jumps you could still jump far and Kamil showed his strength this weekend with the two victories. I'm really looking forward to Zakopane, I expect a lot of spectators there and it's a really cool hill.

Domen Prevc said: "I feel great. I had two very good jumps and I'm really satisfied with my improvement compared to the last competitions. I didn't really expect anything from this competition. In the second round I was lucky with the conditions and even if I didn't make my best jump I could still go far. I really like the hill in Zakopane. I already checked the forecast and I think we will have great weather there."

Like on Saturday, Stefan Kraft was again the best Austrian. After his third place yesterday he was fourth on Sunday with jumps of 126.5 m and 129.5 m. Maciej Kot (POL) came in fifth.

After a disappointing 32nd place on Saturday, Norway's Johann Andre Forfang finished on a strong sixth place. Germany's Richard Freitag tied for sixth with Forfang. Karl Geiger (10th) and Andreas Wellinger (12th) showed solid performances today.

Gregor Schlierenzauer also improved his performance compared to yesterday. After the first round Schlierenzauer was fourth and he came in eighth overall. An important step on his way back to the world class for the Tyrolean after he closely missed the final on Saturday. "It was nice today, a moving weekend, that was a lot of fun. I knew that I'm on the right track but today's result was a positive surprise", Schlierenzauer said after the competition.

Estonia's Kaarel Nurmsalu could qualify for today's competition. A 45th place on his first weekend after the comeback in the World Cup can be considered a success for the Estonian.

With this win Kamil Stoch could further extend his lead in the overall World Cup. Stoch leads with 833 points, ahead of Norway's Daniel Andre Tande (767 points) and Domen Prevc of Slovenia (751 points).

The Top 3 in the Nations Cup are Poland (2397 points), Austria (2229 points) and Germany (2029 points).

The Ski Jumping World Cup continues in Zakopane (POL) next weekend with two competitions on Saturday (team) and Sunday (individual).