Forfang beats overall winner Prevc to win ski jumping WCup
TITISEE-NEUSTADT, Germany (AP) Johann Andre Forfang of Norway defeated overall winner Peter Prevc to win the penultimate ski jumping World Cup of the season Saturday.
Forfang soared 144.0 meters with his first jump and 143.0 with his second for a total of 265.9 points - 4.7 more than Slovenia's Prevc, who had jumps of 139.0 and 138.5 meters. Prevc had secured the overall title with six events remaining.
Kenneth Gangnes of Norway was third with jumps of 126.0 and 140.0 for 235.4 points, ahead of Prevc's younger brother Domen and Germany's Severin Freund, fourth and fifth, respectively.
The 16-year-old Domen Prevc had improved the hill record in Friday's qualification by three meters to 148.0, beating the previous best-mark set 15 years ago by Sven Hannawald.
The last ski jump was scheduled for Sunday.