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Morgenstern sets ski jump record with sixth straight World Cup victory

Morgenstern sets ski jump record with sixth straight World Cup victory

Thomas Morgenstern became the first ski jumper to open a World Cup season with six straight victories Saturday, claiming a large hill event to equal the record for most consecutive wins.
The Olympic champion won with jumps of 132.5 and 133.0 meters for 260.4 points, beating Austrian compatriot Andreas Kofler (134.5-128.5) with 254.4 points.
Norway's Tom Hilde (133.5-129.5) was third with 252.9 points.
Morgenstern last week eclipsed Austria's Andreas Felder, who started the 1984 season with four straight victories, and Finland's Janne Ahonen, who had four wins at the start of 2004.
The 21-year-old Austrian's victory Saturday tied him with Ahonen and Finland's Matti Hautamaki for most consecutive victories at any time, and will have a chance to claim the record for himself in Sunday's large hill event on the same mountain.
He also improved to 600 points, nearly twice his closest rival, fellow Austrian Gregor Schlierenzauer with 349.


Updated : 2021-03-03 07:39 GMT+08:00