There was a maiden World cup ski jump win for Anders Fannemal.
The Norwegian secured the victory with a points total of 263.1 after the two jumps of 132 and 133 metres in Russia’s Ural mountain city of Nizhny Tagil.
The win comes of the back of the 23-year-old finishing second in last weeks event in Lillehammer and a record setting jump of 134 metres in Friday’s qualifying.
“It’s an amazing feeling,” he said adding, “I feel I have been close the whole winter and today I managed two good jumps.”
Austria’s Gregor Schlierenzauer who had been hoping to extend his record haul of World Cup wins to 54 had to settle for second place.
He was 5.8 points behind the Norwegian. He also jumped 133 metres on his second attempt. It was a reversal or roles as it was the Austrian who had led the way last week.
Third place went to Severin Freund of Germany with 254.9 points. The results mean Fannemal takes the overall World Cup lead from Czech jumper Roman Koudelka who skipped the event in Russia.