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Norway’s Forfang gets ready for Olympics with ski jump win in Germany


TITISEE-NEUSTADT, GERMANY - MARCH 13: Johann Andre Forfang of Norway reacts prior to the FIS Ski Jumping Worldcup on March 13, 2016 in Titisee-Neustadt, Germany. (Photo by Daniel Kopatsch/Getty Images)

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WILLINGEN, Germany (AP) — Johann Andre Forfang of Norway defeated Kamil Stoch on Sunday to win his second World Cup ski jumping event.

Forfang soared 147.5 meters with his first effort and144.5 with his second to add to the victory he recorded in Titisee-Neustadt, Germany in 2016.

Stoch jumped 145.5 meters and 140.5 while Piotr Zyla of Poland was third with jumps of 142 and 138.5 meters, ahead of Norwegians Robert Johansson and Daniel Andre Tande, who won Saturday’s competition.

Stoch took the overall World Cup lead from Richard Freitag, who finished 28th. With seven events remaining, Stoch has 863 points, 43 ahead of Freitag and 127 in front of Andreas Wellinger.

The ski jumpers next compete at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang that start on Thursday.