Austria's Stefan Kraft a high-flyer in Oberstdorf

Austria's Stefan Kraft a high-flyer in Oberstdorf
By Christopher Cummins with AGENCIES
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Austria's Stefan Kraft seals Oberstdorf victory


Austria’s Stefan Kraft claimed the season’s first Ski Flying event at Oberstdorf in Bavaria.

The 23-year-old sent the crowd into raptures with jumps of 227.5 m and 218 m.

#Oberstdorf#Stefan#Kraft#Winner#Sieger#Wellinger#keine#Chance! #Während des #Springen‘s der #letzten 10! #saudumme#Interviews! #ARD?

— Gerd Leonhardt (@GerdLeos) February 4, 2017

This was Kraft’s sixth win in the World Cup, the second this season and his first ever in Ski Flying.

Andreas Wellinger, a native of Bavaria,
provided the home support with the thrill of the day with a massive record breaking jump of 234.5 m.

Andreas #Wellinger: Schanzenrekord mit unglaublich geilem Sprung, beim 2. Sprung hätte ich den Übergang besser machen können

— Sportschau (@sportschau) February 4, 2017

The Polish jumper Kamil Stoch finished in third place.

All three podium finishers gave the thumbs up to the new Heini-Klopfer-hill following its €12 m overhaul.

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