Ski Jumping-Kobayashi leads World Cup standings after second Four Hills win

– Japan’s Ryoyu Kobayashi claimed his second successive victory in the Four Hills ski leaping event in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany with a narrow win over local favourite Markus Eisenbichler.

Kobayashi, who won the first leg in Oberstdorf earlier this week, pulled off jumps of 143m and 135.5m on Saturday to attain 291.2 points, simplest 0.2 ahead of Eisenbichler. Slovenia’s Lovro Kos finished 3rd with 286 issues.

The outcome approach a 2nd Four Hills Grand Slam might be at the playing cards for Kobayashi, who swept the match in 2018-19 to turn into the 3rd athlete to have gained all 4 occasions in the related season.

With the Beijing Wintry Weather Olympics in sight, the win was once Kobayashi’s 3rd directly World Cup victory of the season and fifth total as he leapfrogged Germany’s Karl Geiger, who finished 7th in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, to steer the whole standings with 696 issues.

“I’m super, super satisfied. i was in point of fact buzzed in the first round and very fearful in the second. considering the fact that, my shape wasn’t dangerous,” the 25-yr-old used to be quoted as pronouncing via Japan’s Kyodo News.

The next stage of the Four Hills tournament happens in Austria, on Jan. 4 in Innsbruck and on Jan. 6 in Bischofshofen.

The Beijing Olympics start on Feb. 4.

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