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Four Hills ski jump soars to a late start

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By Euronews
Four Hills ski jump soars to a late start

<p>Bad weather postponed ski jumping’s Four Hills tour for a day, but it kicked off in style on Monday (December 29).</p> <p>Austrian Stefan Kraft won the opening event in the German resort of Oberstdorf. He soared into a first round lead with a jump of 136.5 metres.</p> <p>A second jump of 129 saw him finish 6.9 points ahead, with a score of 291.9.</p> <p>Second place on Monday went to another Austrian.</p> <p>Michael Hayboeck jumped 137.5 and 132.5 metres.</p> <p>His jumps saw him take a one point lead in the overall World Cup standings. Norway’s Anders Fennemel, who finished sixth in the event, now moves down to second place overall.</p> <p>Peter Prevc of Slovenia came in third. His jumps of 139.5 and 125.5 metres earned him 283.9 points.</p> <p>The best-placed German was homegrown favourite Severin Freund, who placed 13th on Monday.</p> <p>The next stop for the Four Hills tour will be in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, where the competition resumes on Thursday.</p>