Thomas Diethart of Austria is flying high.
He is in first place after the second stage of the Four Hills Tournament in Germany with 296.1 points.
Already leading, Diethart surpassed all his rivals with his second jump – a massive 141 metres. He also gained the highest score for execution.
The 21-year-old is now comfortably ahead in a competition that will eventually determine the winner of the Ski Jumping World Cup.
Fellow Austrian Thomas Morgenstern finished the stage in second position, on 285.1 points, after two jumps of 139 metres.
Morgenstern is also classed second in the overall rankings.
Meanwhile, Switzerland’s Simon Ammann scored 278.5 points, to end the stage in third position. The four-time Olympic champion fell from the top of the leaderboard, finishing thirteen points behind Diethart.
The Four Hills Tournament continues in Innsbruck, Austria, on January 3.
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