Leyhe's leap seals victory for Germany

Leyhe's leap seals victory for Germany
By Sportsbeat

19/01/2019 at 21:01

Stephan Leyhe dramatically sealed top spot for Germany's men with his final leap at the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Zakopane.

Leyhe and Karl Geiger - who were part of the team that took silver in the team event at PyeongChang - were joined by Markus Eisenbichler and David Siegel as they finished

ahead of Austria in second, while hosts Poland ended the day down in third.

Leyhe's second leap, which earned his team 157.3 points proved just enough to edge Germany ahead of Austria's total of 1157.4 as they sealed victory by the smallest of

margins, finishing top of the pile with 1157.5.

In what was the second event of the season, Germany improved on their second-place finish in Wisla and hit the front in the overall standings as the teams prepare for the

third leg of the competition in Lahti, Finland.

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