Peter's fairy tale in Planica

Peter Prevc is the big winner of Friday's individual World Cup ski jumping competition in Planica. For the twenty-fourth time in his career, he defeated all the competition, for the first time in four years. With just two competitions left in his career, no one could have wished for a better ending.


After the first round, Austrian Daniel Huber was in the best position with a distance of 232 meters and 225.5 points, closely followed by Peter Prevc with a series distance of 237.5 meters and 221.1 points, and Timi Zajc with 227.5 meters and 219.8 points. Lovro Kos shared 10th place, soaring 214 meters and accumulating 199.0 points. Maksim Bartolj landed at the same distance with bib number 1, gathering 194.4 points for 18th place, while Domen Prevc finished in 21st place with 209.5 meters and 192.8 points. Žak Mogel with 200 meters and 173.8 points ranked 33rd and Anže Lanišek, who fell at 213 meters, gathered 163.7 points for 37th place. Fortunately, Lanišek's fall upon landing passed without serious consequences.

In the final round, Bartolj with 209 meters and 392.7 points dropped three places for a final 21st position, marking a career result. Domen landed at 217 meters, gaining one place for a final 17th result with 401.2 points. Kos finished Friday's trial at 213 meters, and his 402.8 points placed him in 12th position. Norwegian Johann Andre Forfang challenged the leaders with 226 meters and 441.3 points, but it was Peter who stole the show with yet another superb leap, landing at 231 meters, and unreachable today with 452.1 points! Huber's final jump of 224 meters earned him 448.5 points, securing second place and the jubilation of Planica's 13,470 spectators alongside Peter Prevc's victory, his fifth in Planica and 24th in his career! Exceptional!

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