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Roman Koudelka competes in 4-Hills Tournament at Ski Jumping World Cup

Roman Koudelka will seek more success when the 4-Hills Tournament gets underway in Oberstdorf as part of the Ski Jumping World Cup.

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The Czech earned his third victory of the campaign in Engelberg on Sunday, as jumps of 135.5 metres and 138.5m gave him a winning points total of 289.6 points.

Koudelka had already racked up wins in Klingenthal and Lillehammer this season, and he now sits just two points adrift of overall leader Anders Fannemel ahead of Sunday's 4-Hills opener in Germany

The event, which is being held for the 63rd time, is one of the most eagerly awaited periods of the season.

The man who wins the most accumulated points from four meets in Oberstdorf, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Innsbruck and Bischofshofen is crowned the winner, and all events count offer points in the World Cup standings.

As well as Koudelka, Fannemel will want to make an early statement to reaffirm his place at the top of the World Cup leaderboard.

The likes of Michael Haybock, Severin Freund and Simon Ammann are all expected to be among the leading contenders once again, while Richard Freitag won the first of an Engelberg double-header last weekend - pushing Koudelka into second.

Another man who could compete is defending World Cup champion Kamil Stoch, who has endured an injury-hit campaign and underwent ankle surgery earlier this month.

"I'm doing pretty well, my leg is also getting better," he told the official FIS website.

"It's not 100 per cent okay yet, but I have a lot less pain. I feel that everything goes in the right direction, but I still need some more time to recover after the surgery.

"At this point I can't say that [I can compete in Oberstdorf]. I hope that it'll work, but as I said, I still need some time."

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