Austria’s Stefan Kraft breaks world record after landing 253.5m ski jump

By Rachel Swatman
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Austrian world champion ski jumper Stefan Kraft soared into the record books on Saturday during the 29th FIS Ski Jumping World Cup taking place in Vikersund, Norway.
 
The 23-year-old landed an incredible 253.5 metres (831 ft 8.31 in) jump - the Longest competitive ski jump (male) on record.
  


This beat the mark of 252 metres that Norway’s Robert Johansson achieved only hours earlier, breaking fellow Norwegian Anders Fannemel’s two-year-old record of 251.5 metres.
 
Stefan Craft
 
Kraft's record-breaking jump helped his team secure third place in the men’s event while Johansson’s team came first overall. Poland won second place.