Markus Eisenbichler takes individual ski jumping World Cup opener in Wisla

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It was a one-two for Germany on the Malinka hill in Wisla, Poland with Eisenbichler winning from Karl Geiger and Austria's Daniel Huber.
Reigning large hill world champion took victory from German team-mate Karl Geiger with Austria's Daniel Huber rounding out the podium.

Markus Eisenbichler made up for Saturday's team event disappointment with victory in the individual ski jumping World Cup opener in Wisla, Poland.

The German recorded two fine jumps with his 134.0m effort in round two securing the win in tricky conditions on the Malinka hill.

Team-mate Karl Geiger took second ahead of Austria's Daniel Huber, with first-round leader Anze Lanisek slipping to sixth place.

Former Four Hills Grand Slam winner Kobayashi Ryoyu was tied for 27th with double Olympic champion Kamil Stoch.

Some big names failed to make the second round with Gregor Schlierenzauer, Robert Johansson, Daniel Andre Tande and Stefan Kraft all finishing out of the top 30.

Reigning normal hill Olympic champion Andreas Wellinger was 39th on his return to action having missed the whole of last season with a knee cruciate ligament tear.

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