Ski Jumping

Halvor Egner Granerud wins first ski jumping World Cup event 

24-year-old Norwegian Halvor Egner Granerud claims his first World Cup win, ending German Eisenbichler's three-in-a-row hopes in Ruka, Finland 

By Ken Browne ·

Halvor Egner Granerud scored his first individual ski jumping World Cup win in Ruka, Finland, after favourite Markus Eisenbichler fell short on his second jump.

Granerud jumped 137m and 142m on Sunday for a total of 282 points, practically 10 points ahead of Eisenbichler who lead after the first round jumping 141m and 131m to tally 272.1 points.

Poland's Dawid Kubacki claimed his second podium in 24 hours, finishing third.

A massive 146m second jump almost landed Sato Yukika on the podium, but the Japanese jumper finished fourth.

Johann Andre Forfang placed fifth after he was disqualified yesterday for starting too early and Robert Johansson ended his day in sixth despite going into the final jump in second place behind Eisenbichler.

Eisenbichler was aiming to become the first German jumper to win three straight World Cups since Severin Freund in the 2014/15 season, but the day belongs to Norway's next generation: Halvor Egner Granerud.

Eisenbichler produced a massive 141m jump in the first round, flying off at 85.6kmh, just faster than Robert Johansson who was second going into the final jump.

After an opening weekend victory in Wisla, Poland, and taking the second World Cup yesterday in Ruka, Eisenbichler's perfect start to the season was halted.

Slovenian Anze Lanisek was third after he jumped the exact same distance as Johansson - 138.5m - the Norwegian slightly ahead on points.

Norway's comeback kings Johann Andre Forfang and Daniel Andre Tande were keen to turn things around today after a day to forget yesterday: Forfang was disqualified for starting too early, and Tande crashed out, having to be stretchered off the hill.

The two Olympic team champions from PyeongChang 2018 topped the qualification round, Forfang with the leading jump going 133m, with Tande in second clearing 125.5m.

Men's Team Event - Ski Jumping | PyeongChang 2018 Highlights

The Men's Team Event took place on the 19th February 2018