Poland’s Kamil Stoch wins home World Cup ski jump event

Poland's Kamil Stoch took a popular victory in his home country on Sunday.  

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ZAKOPANE, Poland — Poland’s Kamil Stoch thrilled local supporters when he won a World Cup ski jump event in his home country on Sunday, coming ahead of Austria’s Stefan Kraft and German’s Severin Freund.

Two-time Olympic gold winner Stoch had jumps of 134 and 133 meters to gain a total of 276.2 points on the large hill in Zakopane — just 2.3 ahead of Kraft, who had 273.9 points.

Germany’s Severin Freund finished third, with Slovenia’s Peter Prevc in fourth place.