Prevc of Slovenia gets 1st ski jump World Cup win of season

SAPPORO, Japan (AP) Peter Prevc of Slovenia earned his first ski jump World Cup win of the season on Saturday.

Prevc had jumps of 130 and 131 meters for 276.4 points. Overall World Cup leader Stefan Kraft of Austria was second with 271.3 points after jumps of 127.5 and 131.

Roman Koudelka of the Czech Republic was third after earning 269.3 points with jumps of 127.5 and 130.5. Japanese veteran Noriaki Kasai was sixth with jumps of 128 and 122.5 meters.

Kraft leads the overall standings with 957 points, 93 ahead of Prevc. Michael Hayboeck of Austria is third with 849.

The 19th event of the season will be held at the same venue on Sunday.

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