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Slovenian Peter Prevc sets hill record, wins ski flying title

Peter Prevc of Slovenia soared 244 metres to clinch the ski flying world championship title with a hill record in a shortened competition on Saturday.

244 metre jump is best ever at the Kulm

Peter Prevc of Slovenia continues to run away with the overall lead in World Cup ski jumping. (Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Peter Prevc of Slovenia soared 244 metres to clinch the ski flying world championship title with a hill record in a shortened competition on Saturday.

Prevc's record-breaking effort came in the third heat and officials cancelled the final run because of strong winds and an incoming snow front.

Kenneth Ganges of Norway took the silver medal, after leading Prevc at the end of the first two heats. He landed a jump of 238.5m. Prevc added the world crown to the prestigious Four Hills title with 640.1 points. Ganges collected 636.8 points.

Stefan Kraft of Austria earned the bronze medal by flying 226.5m to finish with 629.2 points.

The top Canadian finisher was Mackenzie Boyd-Clowes, who placed 27th, with his attempt being 194m.

Prevc has been dominating the ski jumping season and is also leading the World Cup standings.

With files from CBC Sports

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