Czech ski jumper Roman Koudelka wins in Japan for 4th victory of World Cup season


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SAPPORO, Japan — Roman Koudelka of the Czech Republic won a World Cup ski jump event Sunday, his fourth victory this season.

Koudelka had jumps of 133 and 132 meters for 282.9 points. Poland's Kamil Stoch, who was second with 278 points after jumps of 140 and 125.5. Peter Prevc of Slovenia, who won Saturday, was third with 277.3 points from jumps of 135 and 125 meters to finish third.

Overall World Cup leader Stefan Kraft of Austria was fourth with 270 points. He now has 1,007 points, 83 ahead of Prevc. Austria's Michael Hayboeck is third in the standings with 875 followed by Koudelka, who moved into fourth place with 816.

The next event is in Willigen, Germany, on Jan. 30.

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