<
>

Stefan Kraft claims ski jump World Cup title with win at Planica

PLANICA, Slovenia -- Stefan Kraft clinched his first overall ski jump World Cup title with a victory in the final event of the season Sunday.

The Austrian had an 86-point overall lead over second-place Kamil Stoch of Poland and needed just one jump in Sunday's race on the flying hill in Planica because the second round was canceled because of high winds.

Kraft jumped 250 meters in the first round for 244.3 points to earn his eighth victory of the season. Germany's Andreas Wellinger placed second for 236.2 points, ahead of Japan's Noriaki Kasai in third with 223.9.

Kraft won the overall title with 1,665 points. Stoch, who was fifth Sunday, finished second with 1,524 while Daniel Andre Tande of Norway was a distant third with 1,201.