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German Jumper Stefan Kraft wins FIS Ski Jumping World Cup event in Oberstdorf

Stefan Kraft won the Four Hills opener at the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup event in Oberstdorf on a good day for Austria.

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Kraft earned podium finishes at the first two meetings in Klingenthal and Nizhny Tagil earlier this month, and he claimed his first victory in Germany on Monday.

The opening event in the Four Hills was due to take place on Sunday, but was cancelled due to the weather conditions and 21-year-old Kraft was clearly not affected by being forced to wait 24 hours.

He racked up 291.9 points as a result of jumps of 136.5 metres and 129.0m and moves up to fifth spot in the overall standings.

Kraft's compatriot Michael Hayboeck is now the overall leader by just a point after finishing second, registering 137.5m and 132.5m to take 285 points.

Anders Fannemel is in second place behind Hayboeck, having finished sixth in Oberstdorf following jumps of 128.5m and 131.0m.

Slovenian Peter Prevec won the qualification event, but had to settle for third place when it mattered as he jumped an impressive 139.5m and also recorded 125.5m.

Roman Koudelka is third overall, just seven points adrift of Hayboeck, having finished seventh on Monday.

The Four Hills moves on to Garmisch-Partenkirchen on New Year's Eve, before switching to Innsbruck and Bischofshofen in Austria.

Swiss jumper Marco Grigoli was not involved on Monday after being ruled out for the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on his foot.

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