Kraft takes fourth World Cup title of season

Kraft takes fourth World Cup title of season
By Sportsbeat

15/02/2017 at 16:11Updated

Stefan Kraft secured his fourth World Cup gold medal of the season in PyeongChang, finishing more than 13 points clear of his nearest rival.

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Kraft, who did the double in Oberstdorf earlier this month, sealed the victory with stunning jumps of 148.4m and 145.1m to finish on a total of 293.5 points.

Second place Andreas Wellinger of Germany was the only other jumper to clear the 140m mark - doing so on his second effort - to finish on 279.8 points.

Kamil Stoch completed the podium line-up with 268.2, following jumps of 128.5m and 139.7m.

His third place finish sees Polish jumper Stoch continue to lead the overall World Cup standings on 1240 points, but victory for Kraft sees him narrow the gap to 100 points.

Daniel Andre Tande, who finished sixth in PyeongChang after losing metres on his second jump, remains third on the overall leaderboard.

The World Cup tour continues on Thursday in PyeongChang, before aheading to Norway in March.

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