Lanišek second in Ruka in prefect day for Slovenian ski jumpers

Ruka – Anže Lanišek finished second in the men’s Ski Jumping World Cup event in Ruka in Finland to round off a perfect day for Slovenian jumpers after his female counterparts chalked up a double win in the event in Nizhny Tagil, Russia.

Lanišek was in the lead after the first series, but was bested by Japan’s Ryoyu Kobayashi in the second. The latter clinched his 20th World Cup victory with jumps of 138.5 and 143 metres for 324.5 points as Lainšek scored 318.9 with 141 and 140 metres.

Another Slovenian jumper, Timi Zajc, finished 9th after placing third in the first series.

Lanišek’s feat comes after Ema Klinec won her first World Cup event in Nizhny Tagil ahead of fellow teammate Urša Bogataj in second.