Kot in red hot form to take Pyeongchang World Cup win

Kot in red hot form to take Pyeongchang World Cup win
By Sportsbeat

16/02/2017 at 15:01Updated

Maciej Kot became just the fourth Polish man to win multiple individual World Cup events after triumphing in Pyeongchang on Thursday.

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The 25-year-old, who climbed the top step of the podium in Sapporo, Japan, earlier this month, finished four points clear of the field on 256.2 points after jumps of 108.5 and 110.5 metres.

Kot had in fact been laying in fourth place after the first round with Slovenia's Peter Prevc leading just ahead of Daniel Andre Tande.

But both struggled on their second jump falling down to fourth and fifth respectively overall as Kot scored an impressive 131.1 for his final jump.

In taking victory, he joined compatriots Adam Malysz (39), Kamil Stoch (21) and Pjotr Fijas (3) to record multiple World Cup successes.

Austria's Stefan Kraft was second on 252.2 points as he equalled his personal best number of individual World Cup podium finishes in a single season (13) set in 2014/2015, with six competitions still to go.

Germany's Andreas Wellinger completed the podium in third on 240.8 points.

Stoch finished in sixth place and now holds the World Cup leaders bib by just 60 points from Kraft who moved onto 1220 points.

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