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SKI JUMPING: Prevc Caps Dream Season with Home Win

Planica, 23 March - Slovenia's best ski jumper, Peter Prevc, capped a dream season Sunday by winning the final event of the ski jumping World Cup in Planica, his first World Cup victory in front of the home crowd and the third win this year.

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Noriaki Kasai of Japan (left), Slovenia's Peter Prevc (centre) and Austrian Gregor Schlierenzauer stand together to accept accolades for the overall World Cup standings.
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Slovenia's Peter Prevc (centre) wins the final event of the ski jumping World Cup season ahead of German Severin Freund (left) and Norwegian Anders Bardal (right).
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Slovenia's Peter Prevc (centre) wins the final event of the ski jumping World Cup season ahead of German Severin Freund (left) and Norwegian Anders Bardal (right).
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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Slovenia's Peter Prevc (centre) wins the final event of the ski jumping World Cup season ahead of German Severin Freund (left) and Norwegian Anders Bardal (right).
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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Slovenia's Peter Prevc (centre) wins the final event of the ski jumping World Cup season ahead of German Severin Freund (left) and Norwegian Anders Bardal (right).
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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Japanese ski jumper Shimizu Reruhi.
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Japanese ski jumper Shimizu Reruhi.
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Japanese ski jumper Shimizu Reruhi.
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Severin Freund wins second place in the final World Cup event of the season but is pushed to third in overall rankings.
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Severin Freund wins second place in the final World Cup event of the season but is pushed to third in overall rankings.
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Shimizu Reruhi of Japan.
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Austria's Andreas Kofler wins sixth place in the final World Cup event in Planica.
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Yuta Watase of Japan.
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Sakuyama Kento of Japan.
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Tochimoto Shohei of Japan.
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Kamil Stoch of Poland wins the overall Ski Jumping World Cup.
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Kamil Stoch of Poland wins the overall Ski Jumping World Cup.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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Kamil Stoch of Poland wins the overall Ski Jumping World Cup.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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Japanese veteran Noriaki Kasai finishes 5th in the final World Cup event of the season for 5th place in the overall standings.
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Japanese veteran Noriaki Kasai finishes 5th in the final World Cup event of the season for 5th place in the overall standings.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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A crowd of about 4,000 braves freezing rain at the final World Cup event of the ski jumping season.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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A crowd of about 4,000 braves freezing rain at the final World Cup event of the ski jumping season.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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A crowd of about 4,000 braves freezing rain at the final World Cup event of the ski jumping season.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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Kamil Stoch of Poland wins the overall Ski Jumping World Cup.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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Kamil Stoch of Poland wins the overall Ski Jumping World Cup.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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Slovenia's Peter Prevc secures second place in overall Ski Jumping World Cup standings with a win in the final event of the season.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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Slovenia's Peter Prevc secures second place in overall Ski Jumping World Cup standings with a win in the final event of the season.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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Slovenia's Peter Prevc secures second place in overall Ski Jumping World Cup standings with a win in the final event of the season.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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Slovenia's Peter Prevc secures second place in overall Ski Jumping World Cup standings with a win in the final event of the season.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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Slovenia's Peter Prevc secures second place in overall Ski Jumping World Cup standings with a win in the final event of the season.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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Kamil Stoch of Poland wins the overall Ski Jumping World Cup.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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Kamil Stoch of Poland wins the overall Ski Jumping World Cup.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

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Peter Prevc
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