Austria’s Schlierenzauer wins ski flying event



HARRACHOV, Czech Republic (AP) — Gregor Schlierenzauer made history Sunday by setting the record for most career World Cup ski jumping victories.

The 23-year-old Austrian took the lead after the first jump of 193.5 meters and cleared 211.0 meters in the second for a combined 421.7 points for his 47th World Cup victory.

Schlierenzauer holds a significant lead in the overall standings with 1,100 points. Norway’s Anders Bardal is a distant second with 757 points.

Robert Kranjec of Slovenia finished second with 421.4 points after jumping 197.0 and 204.0 meters and Jan Matura of the Czech Republic was third in windy condition on a flying hill.

The race was originally planned for Saturday but had to be postponed because of high winds.

Another World Cup flying event is scheduled for Sunday afternoon, weather permitting.