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FIS Ski Jumping World Cup: Stefan Kraft takes first in Wisla

Stefan Kraft won his first FIS Ski Jumping World Cup event since his Four Hills success as he prevailed in Wisla on Thursday.

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Four Hills champion Stefan Kraft won his first FIS Ski Jumping World Cup title since his success in Germany and Austria ia by topping the standings in Wisla.

The Austrian - who now leads the ski jump standings - produced a jump of 129.5 metres in Poland to gain him 136.7 points.

With the planned second jump cancelled due to high winds, his first effort proved enough to see him take victory ahead of Slovenia's Peter Prevc and Germany's Severin Freund.

Prevc's jump of 131.5m earned him 134.5 points, while Freund gained a podium spot courtesy of his 129.5m effort.

Michael Hayboeck of Austria and Norway's Rune Velta completed the top five, but the event belonged to Kraft as he won his second race of the season - his first outside Four Hills competition.

Kraft also becomes the first jumper to make the podium in four consecutive World Cup events this season.

The event was soured somewhat by an injury to Anders Bardal of Norway, however, after the 32-year-old broke his left wrist during qualification.

"Of course it could have been worse. It's both annoying and a pity, but I will come back," he said in a statement.

"We don't know yet how long it will take [to recover]."

Bardal will now return to Norway to continue his recovery.

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