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Great final in Lake Placid on Sunday

Feb 11, 2024·Ski Jumping
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Austrian Stefan Kraft won this weekend's third Ski Jumping World Cup in Lake Placid (USA) on Sunday. With the last jump of the competition, Kraft came out on top just ahead of Lovro Kos from Slovenia and Germany's Philipp Raimund, who were tied on points.

On Saturday, Stefan Kraft had also been in the lead after the first round, but then lost 23 places in the final.
On Sunday, however, everything fell into place for the overall World Cup leader. 
"It's a very cool weekend in the end. I messed up a jump yesterday, but that's ski jumping. It happens very quickly and in a short space of time. There was a small mistake and then it happens quickly. That's why I'm very happy that I managed two perfect jumps today, again in difficult conditions. From that point of view, it was a great weekend." Kraft had also won the super team competition on Saturday evening with his team colleague and friend Michael Hayboeck.

Together in second place, Lovro Kos from Slovenia and Philipp Raimund from Germany caused a stir. Kos and Raimund, who were tied on points, were only 1.8 points behind Kraft, with Raimund achieving the longest jump of the day with a jump of 135 meters.
For Kos it was his second podium finish of the Lake Placid weekend after his victory in the competition on Saturday, for Philipp Raimund it was the first podium of his career, with 5th place being the best result in the statistics for the 23-year-old so far. 
In the super team competition on Saturday, Raimund had already finished second together with Andreas Wellinger.

Piotr Zyla's fourth place was the Polish team's best result of the season this winter, and the numerous Polish fans at the Lake Placid facility celebrated Zyla accordingly afterwards.
Ryoyu Kobayashi, Andreas Wellinger and Marius Lindvik finished in 5th - 7th place.

In the overall World Cup, Stefan Kraft was able to extend his lead in the overall World Cup with his success today. Kraft leads with 1236 points ahead of Andreas Wellinger (1027 points) and Japan's Ryoyu Kobayashi (1021 points).

The Ski Jumping World Cup continues next weekend with two competitions in Sapporo (JPN).

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