Slovenia's Jaka Hvala on Wednesday won his first World Cup ski-jumping event in what was the penultimate stop before the world championships.
Slovania's Jaka Hvala competes in the Ski Jumping World Cup in Klingenthal, eastern Germany on February 13, 2013. Hvala won the event ahead of Japan's Taku Takeuchi (2nd) and Austria's Gregor Schlierenzauer (3rd).
The 20-year-old, who was part of the Slovenian team that won last week at Willingen, took advantage of a massive first leap of 142.4 metres before sealing victory with a solid second jump to finish 4.9 points ahead of Japan's Taku Takeuchi.
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