- Associated Press - Sunday, January 19, 2014

ZAKOPANE, Poland (AP) - Anders Bardal of Norway won a rainy ski jump World Cup event Sunday that was shortened to one round because of the bad weather.

Bardal took advantage of good conditions during his jump to soar 131.5 meters on the large hill to earn 127 points, beating Peter Prevc of Slovenia by 2.3 points. Richard Freitag of Germany was another 2.6 points back in third.

Because of rain and strong winds, organizers had to cancel the trial run and the second round. Some jumpers had to deal with water in the inrun track, slowing down their speeds and ruining their chances for a win.

Four Hills tournament winner Thomas Diethart and Andreas Wellinger were both allowed a second try because of a watery track, but neither finished in the top 40.

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