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First win for young Slovenian jumper Timi Zajc

Oberstdorf, 1 February - Fresh off his first World Cup podium finish, 18-year-old ski jumper Timi Zajc posted his first victory as he surged to the top spot in a ski-flying event in Oberstdorf on Friday with a new personal record.

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Slovenian ski jumper Timi Zajc.
Photo: Stanko Gruden/STA

With jumps of 220 and 233.5 metres, Zajc beat the Pole Dawid Kubacki and the German Markus Eisenbichler for his second podium finish in a week.

The young competitor made his World Cup debut last season and has been the only outstanding performer in the otherwise lacklustre Slovenian team this year.

The remaining Slovenian competitors placed between 19th and 24th places today.

Zajc is currently 8th in the overall World Cup rankings with 554 points.

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