Skijump Domen Prevc jumps to Lillehammer success

The 17-year-old added to successes in Klingenthal, Germany, and Ruka in Finland as he saw off Norway's Daniel Tande and Austrian Stefan Kraft.

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Domen Prevc of Slovenia celebrates after winning the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup on December 4, 2016 in Klingenthal, eastern Germany play

Domen Prevc of Slovenia celebrates after winning the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup on December 4, 2016 in Klingenthal, eastern Germany

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Slovenian teen skijump sensation Domen Prevc, younger brother of World Cup reigning champion Peter Prevc, Saturday won his third event of the campaign to underline his standing atop the rankings.

The 17-year-old added to successes in Klingenthal, Germany, and Ruka in Finland as he saw off Norway's Daniel Tande and Austrian Stefan Kraft.

Prevc only needed four events to secure his first podium finish a year ago at Engelberg, where he placed second to share a podium with his brother, the first brothers to do so in World Cup history.

There was gloom for his older sibling, however, as Peter failed to live up to his favourite billing by placing a modest 30th.

Lillehammer also hosts a further jump Sunday.

Results:

1. Domen Prevc (SLO) 301.2 pts (142.5+141.5 m), 2. Daniel Andre Tande (NOR) 290.8 (136.0+137.5), 3. Stefan Kraft (AUT) 286.5 (137.0+135.5), 4. Kamil Stoch (POL) 277.5 (134.5+131.5), 5. Maciej Kot (POL) 273.6 (132.5+132.0), 6. Andreas Stjernen (NOR) 267.2 (131.5+131.5), 7. Markus Eisenbichler (GER) 264.1 (127.0+137.0), 8. Vincent Descombes Sevoie (FRA) 261.3 (128.5+133.0), 9. Michael Hayboeck (AUT) 260.4 (132.0+126.5), 10. Vojtech Stursa (CZE) 259.8 (132.0+134.0)

Overall World Cup after 4 of 27 races:

1. Domen Prevc (SLO) 320 points, 2. Daniel Andre Tande (NOR) 258, 3. Severin Freund (GER) 228, 4. Stefan Kraft (AUT) 199, 5. Maciej Kot (POL) 167, 6. Manuel Fettner (AUT) 147, 7. Vincent Descombes Sevoie (FRA) 129, 8. Markus Eisenbichler (GER) 128, 9. Andreas Kofler (AUT) 116, 10. Kamil Stoch (POL) 114

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