Ski jumper Anže Lanišek wins World Cup event in Ruka

Ruka, 28 November - After fishing second at the men's Ski Jumping World Cup event in Ruka on Saturday, Slovenian ski jumper Anže Lanišek won on Sunday the second such event at Finland's ski resort this season in what is his first World Cup individual event victory.

Slovenia's ski jumper Anže Lanišek.
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Today was another brilliant day for Slovenian ski jumpers, as three of them made it to the top six, apart from Lanišek also brothers Cene and Peter Prevc, who finished fifth and sixth, respectively.

The 25-year-old Lanišek maintained his lead from the first series after scoring 311.9 points with a jump of 135 metres in the second series. Second place went to Germany's Karl Geiger (310.3 points), whereas his compatriot Markus Eisenbichler (305.2 points) finished third.

Slovenia's Timi Zajc meanwhile fell from eight place to 20th after the second series, having taken the brunt of poor conditions in the finals.

Lanišek now ranks second in the overall World Cup rankings, having bagged 252 points. Geiger, 305 points, is in the lead.

Next weekend, the Slovenian men's ski jumping team is looking at both the individual and team events in Poland's Wisla.

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