Stefan Kraft revels World Cup title


Monday, 27 March 2017 :  Stefan Kraft as the Austrian claimed victory in the final competition of the 2016/2017 ski jumping World Cup campaign, taking the overall World Cup and Ski Flying World Cup titles in the process.

Due to strong side winds, the final round of Sunday’s World Cup in Planica had to be cancelled, leaving the results decided according to the first round jump scores.

That meant Kraft took top honours having recorded by far the longest jump of the day with 250m to score 244.3 points.

Second went to Andreas Wellinger of Germany on 236.2 points after a jump of 238.5m while Japan’s Noriaki Kasai was third on 223.9 points.

Victory made it eight World Cup wins this season for 23-year-old Kraft, who also clinched two individual golds, mixed team silver and team bronze at this year’s World Championships.

After 26 individual competitions this winter, Kraft wins the overall World Cup title for the first time in his career with 1665 points, 131 ahead of Four Hills Tournament winner Kamil Stoch of Poland with Daniel Andre Tandre of Norway in third on 1201 points.

Source : Internet

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