Slovenia's Prevc wins ski jump World Cup event

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Associated Press

Posted on January 25, 2014 at 5:00 AM

Updated Saturday, Jan 25 at 5:02 AM

SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — Peter Prevc of Slovenia won a ski jump World Cup event on Saturday to move into first place in the overall standings.

Prevc had jumps of 137 and 134.5 meters for a total of 294.6 points to beat fellow Slovenian Jernej Damjan, who was second with 277 points after jumps of 135.5 and 129 meters. Noriaki Kasai of Japan jumped 132.5 and 129 meters to earn 272.1 points for third place.

Prevc now leads the overall standings with 732 points after 17 of 28 events. Kamil Stoch of Poland, who did not take part in Saturday's event, is in second place with 721 points.

The next event is on Sunday at the same venue.

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