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Tande wins second Four Hills event

The Norwegian ski jumper got his first victory of the season at Garmisch-Partenkirchen after scoring a total of 289.2 points. Kamil Stoch of Poland, who again finished second, has taken the tournament lead.

Daniel Andre Tande (pictured) jumped 138 meters and 142 meters at Garmisch-Partenkirchen winning his first event of the season. Poland's Kamil Stoch had jumps of 135.5 meters and the day's longest jump, 143 meters, for 286.0 points, to finish second and take the overall tournament lead from Austria's Stefan Kraft. Kraft, the overall winner in the 2014-15 Four Hills tournament, finished third with 282.4 points after jumps of 137 meters and 140 meters.

Markus Eisenbichler had the best point tally among the German jumpers who qualified for the event, with jumps of 136.5-meters 139.5 meters for 278.9 points, which  saw him finish fourt on the day and also put him fourth in the tournament.

"I'm really pleased that there are only three competitors that are better than me. I have to stay calm and stay in the competition," said the Bavarian.

Stephan Leyhe, another German competitor, finished eighth.

The competition will heads to Austria for the final two rounds, in Innsbruck on January 4 and in Bischofshofen on 6.

ftm/pfd (dpa, AFP)