Japan's Junshiro Kobayashi in action
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With a jump of 131m, he led the field ahead of Kamil Stoch of Poland (142.8 points) and Richard Freitag of Germany (142.4 points) on a blustery day in Innsbruck.
Because of the difficult weather conditions, only one training round was held prior to the quaification.
Stoch leads the standings overall, after winning the opening two rounds of the tournament - in Oberstdorft and Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
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