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Norway win ski flying team event in Planica, Slovenia fifth


Johansson secured Norway the victory with consistent jumps of 246 and 246.5 metres. "Today was a very good day for me," he said.

The World Cup leaders, the Pole Kamil Stoch (251.5m) and the Austrian Stefan Kraft (251m), managed much longer jumps in the second series and consecutively improved the hill record but their first-series jumps were much shorter than Johansson's.

In the end Norway tallied over 1,551.6 points, Germany 1,502.6 and Poland 1,493.8.

Karl Geiger, who managed the longest distance, 243.5m, for Germany, said he did not expect such a distance. "The feeling is fantastic and I'm more than pleased with today's event."

Poland edged Austria, mostly due to the performance by Kamil Stoch, but the whole team was solid.

"We've been good the entire season. We've worked hard and I'm happy with third place," said Piotr Žyla.

Slovenia were third after the first round but performed dismally in the second series to slip to fifth place.

Anže Semenič had the longest jump on the Slovenian team, 236 metres. In the second series Peter Prevc landed the longest distance of 226 metres.


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