Ski jumping: Dawid Kubacki notches his second podium in Ruka

Dawid Kubacki took third place during Sunday's ski jumping World Cup contest in Ruka, Finland. The winner was Halvor Egner Granerud from Norway, who leapfrogged the German Markus Eisenbichler, the leader after the first round.

In the final stage, Granerud impressed with a 142-metre-long jump, while Eisenbichler, the leader of the World Cup series, recorded only 131. Kubacki, seventh halfway through, improved his position by soaring 139 metres, which allowed him to move up to the third spot.

Another Pole in the top 10, Kamil Stoch, finished seventh. Piotr Żyła would not consider Sunday’s competition a success, as he was classified way behind the best jumpers in 23rd position. Paweł Wąsek was 25th, while Klemens Murańka did not qualify to the competition, yielding to the inclement wind conditions.

Next week, the World Cup series will move to Nizhny Tagil, Russia. The coach of the Polish national team decided the top Polish jumpers will sit out these competitions to charge batteries and practise before the Ski Flying World Championships which are due to take place on December 10-21 in Planica, Slovenia.