Dawid Kubacki won the prestigious ski jumping competition in Garmisch-Partenkirchen on New Year's Day thanks to a record jump.

The Pole stayed ahead of the Norwegian Halvor Egner Granerud in the second event of the Four Hills Tournament.

Thirty-year-old Kubacki got to 139 meters on his first jump and made a big impression on his second attempt with a record distance of 144 meters, which combined for a total of 282.1 points.

The old record in Garmisch-Partenkirchen was held by the Swiss Simon Ammann (143.5 meters in 2010).

Granerud (274.9 points) finished second to avoid a full Polish podium.

Third place went to Piotr Zyla (260.4 points) and reigning Olympic champion Kamil Stoch (260 points) finished fourth.

This week the question was whether the Polish team could start the Four Hills Tour at all.

Klemens Muranka was tested positive for the corona virus.

As a result, the entire team appeared to be excluded from the first game in Oberstdorf, Germany, but due to a negative test on Monday-evening, the Poles were allowed to participate on Tuesday.

Dawid Kubacki made an impression in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Dawid Kubacki made an impression in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

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Four Hills Tour has two more games

The match in Garmisch-Partenkirchen is traditionally considered the second part of the tournament and is always played on New Year's Day.

Last year, the Norwegian Marius Lindvik was victorious on the first day of the year.

The first match of the Vierschansen tour was won on Tuesday in Oberstdorf by the German Karl Geiger.

Next week there are still games in the Austrian Innsbruck (Monday) and Bischofshofen (Wednesday) on the program.

The Four Hills Tour was won by Kubacki last year.

Also in 2017 and 2018, the overall victory went to a Pole (Stoch).