Germany beats Slovenia on home snow to win season's first ski jumping World Cup

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KLINGENTHAL, Germany — Germany's ski jumping team edged Slovenia to win the season's first World Cup on home snow on Saturday.

Andreas Wellinger, Andreas Wank, Richard Freitag and world champion Severin Freund earned a total of 1,021.9 points, beating the Slovenian team of Domen Prevc, Jurij Tepes, Anze Lanisek and Peter Prevc by 20.4 points.

Peter Prevc soared 139 meters with his second jump for the day's longest.

Austria was third on 934.2 points and Japan fourth with 906.5.

Norway's Anders Fannemel and Russia's Evgeniy Klimov were disqualified due to their suits not meeting regulations.

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