Kofler wins again

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Less than a week after leaping to victory in Sochi,
Austria’s Andreas Kofler held his nerve to secure his 12th career World Cup ski jumping victory at Engelberg on Saturday.

The 28-year-old looked in great shape and blew away the competition, scoring 272.6 points to edge out Poland’s Kamil Stoch by the narrowest of margins.

Stoch produced a stunning second jump but it wasn’t to be for the 25 year old who eventually had to settle for second place with a total of 272.5 points, 0.1 behind Kofler.

Austria’s Gregor Schlierenzauer finished third while Germany’s Severin Freund just missed out on a podium finish.

This result still sees the 24 year old retain top spot in the overall standings with 390 points, 42 points ahead of Schlierenzauer with Kofler and Norway’s Anders Bardal currently lying in third and fourth place respectively.