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Slovenia's Prevc wins Ski Flying World Championship


Norwegian Kenneth Gangnes, who was in the lead after the first day of the individual competition, was second and Austrian Stefan Kraft was third.

Due to less than perfect conditions today's second round was cancelled and Prevc was declared winner with 640.2 points.

Gangnes increased his total points to 636.8 after flying 238.5 metres today, while Kraft collected 629.2 points, touching down at 226.5 metres in the final round of the competition.

In the three rounds of the two-day competition, Prevc set two new hill records. The 23-year-old jumped 243 metres in yesterday's first round and then improved the length by another metre today.

The conditions were quite demanding today. "I could not really enjoy it. You had to concentrate very hard in order to perform well," Prevc told public broadcaster TV Slovenija.

Today's victory comes only a short while after Prevc won the New Year's Four Hills Tournament.

The rest of the Slovenian team also fared quite well today. Jurij Tepeš was ninth (535.5 points, 220 metres), Robert Kranjec was tenth (534.9 points, 210 metres) and Anže Lanišek twelfth (523. points, 204.5 metres).

Tomorrow, team Slovenia will have another chance to show what they are made of in the team event.


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