Updated: Monday, 20 January 2014 02:22 | By Agence France-Presse

Bardal wins in wet, wild Zakopane

Norway's Anders Bardal won the Zakopane round of the ski jumping World Cup on Sunday on a dramatic afternoon which was marked by heavy rain and high winds.

Bardal wins in wet, wild Zakopane

Norway's ski jumper Anders Bardal reacts after winning the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Zakopane, Poland on January 19, 2014 - by Janek Skarzynski

Bardal enjoyed the best of the early conditions before the weather became so bad that the second round on the large hill was cancelled.

He jumped 131.5m for a points tally of 127.0 points ahead of Slovenia's Peter Prevc (124.7 pts) and Germany's Richard Freitag (122.1 pts).

It was Bardel's first win of the season and sixth of his career, coming less than three weeks before the start of the Winter Olympics.

Prevc moved into third place in the overall World Cup standings where Poland's Kamil Stoch still leads ahead of Austrian defending champion Gregor Schierenzauer.

They were 17th and 12th respectively on Sunday.


1. Anders Bardal (NOR) 127.0 (131.5 m), 2. Peter Prevc (SLO) 124.7 (124.5 m), 3. Richard Freitag (GER) 122.1 (129.0 m), 4. Marinus Kraus (GER) 121.4 (130.0 m), 5. Mikhail Maksimochkin (RUS) 119.8 (130.5 m)


12. Gregor Schlierenzauer (AUT) 115.0 (118.5 m), 17. Kamil Stoch (POL) 108.2 (126.5 m)

World Cup standings (after 17 of 28 rounds):

1. Kamil Stoch (POL) 721 pts, 2. Gregor Schlierenzauer (AUT) 670, 3. Peter Prevc (SLO) 632, 4. Simon Ammann (SUI) 608, 5. Anders Bardal (NOR) 598, 6. Noriaki Kasai (JPN) 546


10. Thomas Morgenstern (AUT) 438

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