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Ski jumping: Damjan leads Slovenian clean sweep in Sapporo


Ski jumping: Damjan leads Slovenian clean sweep in Sapporo


Jernej Damjan led a Slovenian clean sweep of the podium in Sapporo, Japan as he celebrated his first ski jump World Cup victory.

30-year-old Damjan had jumps of 138 and 134 metres for a total points tally of 255.

It was his first win in 12 years on the circuit and will surely give him a morale boost ahead of the Winter Olympics next month.

Overall World Cup leader Peter Prevc was second to extend his lead in the title race.

Prevc scored a total of 254.4 points following jumps of 124 and 137.5 meters.

In the general standings he now holds a 91 point lead over Kamil Stoch of Poland, who skipped the event.

The Slovenian team were all smiles when Robert Kranjec rounded off the podium in third.

Kranjec made jumps of 126 and 137 to earn 253.3 points.

The final event before the Sochi Olympics takes place in Willingen, Germany next weekend.

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