Pole soars to victory at World Cup ski-jumping event in Bad Mitterndorf

This was Żyła's second career victory at a such a high-level event. Grzegorz Momot/PAP

Poland's Piotr Żyła won the World Cup ski-jumping competition in Bad Mitterndorf, Austria, on Saturday.

This was Żyła's second career victory at a such a high-level event. Two other Poles, Dawid Kubacki and Kamil Stoch placed fifth and seventh, respectively.

Żyła's previous victory took place almost seven years ago, on March 13, 2013, in Oslo.

The Pole overtook the Slovenian Timi Zajc by just 0.3 points at the Kulm ski-jumping venue. Austrian Stefan Kraft, who is the overall leader in the World Cup classification, was third.