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Ski jumping: Japan's Ryoyu Kobayashi runner-up in World Cup jump

Ryoyu Kobayashi from Japan celebrates on the podium after he placed second in the ski flying competition during the Ski Jumping World Cup in Bad Mitterndorf, Austria, on Feb. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

BAD MITTERNDORF, Austria (Kyodo) -- Defending ski jumping World Cup men's champion Ryoyu Kobayashi of Japan was second on Sunday behind World Cup leader Stefan Kraft of Austria.

    On a day when the second round of jumps had to be abandoned due to strong wind, Kobayashi leapt 242.5 meters but got relatively low marks from the judges to earn 231.9 points, just 0.7 behind Kraft, who won his third event of the season. Timi Zajc of Slovenia was third, another 1.8 back.

    Kraft leads the World Cup standings with 1,273 points. Karl Geiger of Germany, who was sixth, is second with 1,135, while Kobayashi, who also has three wins this season, moved up to third with 1,045.

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