Ski Jumping - Slovenia win another team event in Willingen

Slovenia are proving to be the team to beat ahead of this month's World Championships in Italy after taking their second ski jumping World Cup win in a row in Willingen.

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Ski Jumping - Slovenia win another team event in Willingen
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Jaka Hvala of Slovenia topped ski jumping qualifying ahead of the World Cup event in Kuusamo, Finland.

The quartet of Robert Kranjec, Jurij Tepes, Jaka Hvala and Peter Prevc finished third in the opening team event of the season in Kuusamo in November before taking the win in Zakopane last month.

And, with the third of six events scheduled for Willingen, the exact same Slovenian team led from start to finish to lay down a marker ahead of the World Championships at the end of the month.

There is still one more team event to come before then however, with Val di Fiemme the host city of the World Championships not too far from Slovenia, they will fancy their chances.

The Slovenian quartet produced a score of 507.0 for the lead at the halfway stage, well clear of Norway in second and Germany, who won the season opener in Kuusamo, in third.

And, despite producing just the fourth best score of the second round 483.4 for 990.4 overall, it was more than enough for a second successive Slovenian win as the top three remained the same.

Norway were once again second best for second with 972.5 overall while Germany were once again third best for third with 963.7 with Austria finishing just off the podium in fourth.

Ranking fourth after a score of 456.0 after round one, Austria were the best team during round two scoring 502.6 however it didn't move them up the rankings as their overall total was 958.6.

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