Ski jumper Anže Lanišek finishes second in Wisla

Wisla, 6 November - Slovenia's Anže Lanišek finished second in the men's Ski Jumping World Cup event in Wisla, Poland on Sunday, scoring 278.7 points. The winner of the second event this season and the first World Cup event held without snow was Dawid Kubacki from Poland (287 points). Marius Lindvik from Norway (277 points) was third.

Ski jumper Anže Lanišek.
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Lanišek, who finished 25th in the first event this season, said after the event that he wanted to make a better impression today. "I'm glad I remained calm after yesterday's jump that was not so good, despite the fact that I had no luck with the conditions. I did not let it get to me I managed to show better jumps today. But I won't say these were the best jumps, as I can do even better," he said.

He admitted Kubacki was stronger this weekend. "I'd be happy if I showed better jumps today. But at the moment that was it and I have to be happy with that and look forward."

Four other Slovenians were in the finals - Timi Zajc finished 11th, Peter Prevc was 17th, Domen Prevc was 19th, and Lovro Kos ranked 29th.

Head coach of the Slovenian team, Robert Hrgota, was pleased today. "Yesterday it was tough, we all know that. The conditions were just barely acceptable, but there's nothing we can do, such things happen too. I'm glad we remained calm and did well today," he said.

The next event of the season will be held in three weeks in Ruka, Finland.

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