Ski jumping: Dawid Kubacki wins in Titisee-Neustadt

Dawid Kubacki won the Saturday ski jumping World Cup contest in Titisee-Neustadt, Germany, overtaking Stefan Kraft from Austria and Japan’s Ryoyu Kobayashi.

Only three Poles managed to qualify for the final round, but it was quality over quantity as Dawid Kubacki took the lead after soaring 140.5 metres, Piotr Żyła was seventh, one place ahead of Kamil Stoch.

Despite making a 135-metre jump in a classy fashion, Stoch maintained his position from the first round, while Żyła jumped one metre shorter than his first effort and subsequently fell to the ninth spot.

Stefan Kraft’s 140.5-metre-long effort was exceeded by a half-metre by Kubacki, who grabbed his second World Cup victory of the season, and extended his podium streak to seven - a feat no other Pole has ever achieved. The podium was completed by Ryoyu Kobayashi, who redeemed himself after underperforming in Predazzo last weekend.

The second Titisee-Neustadt event will be held on Sunday.

The overall standings have not changed, as Karl Geiger is in the lead with 841 points, 62 points clear of Kraft and 126 ahead of Kobayashi. Kubacki is fourth on 664 points.