Ski jumping: Bardal flies to second win

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Ski jumping: Bardal flies to second win

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Norway’s Anders Bardal enjoyed his second world cup victory of the season on Friday.

The 31-year old thrilled the home crowd by winning the individual large hill competition in Trondheim.

The 2013 world champion jumped 136.5 and 131 metres for a winning score of 269.3 points.

It was his second win of the campaign after leaping to the top of the podium in Zakopane, Poland in mid January.

Second place went to Austrian Andreas Kofler – who celebrated his first podium placing of the season.

The 29-year-old Innsbruck native was 4.4 points behind following leaps of 136.5 and 131.5 metres.

Overall World Cup leader Kamil Stoch of Poland could only manage a ninth placed finish on the day with two leaps of 127 metres.

Despite his obvious disappointment Stoch – who has won six times this campaign – remains on course to lift the overall title with three stops left on the circuit.

The next event stays in Norway but moves to Oslo on Sunday.