Austria's Jonas Schuster triumphed on the HS100 normal hill in Lahti ©Getty Images

Austria's Jonas Schuster has won the first ski jumping gold medal of the Winter European Youth Olympic Festival here, triumphing in the HS100 boys' event.

Ski jumping and Nordic combined competitions are being held in Lahti, approximately 500 kilometres south of the main host resort of Vuokatti, at the Lahti Sports Centre.

Schuster triumphed in the boys' ski jumping on the HS100 normal hill.

His first jump of 95.0 metres earned a score of 125.5 points, followed by 125.0 from 94.5m on his second attempt.

That earned a total score of 250.5.

Second-placed Jan Habdas of Poland jumped further on both runs with 96.0m and 95.0m respectively, but collected only 123.0 and 124.0 to finish 3.5 behind Schuster.

Ben Uwe Bayer of Germany collected bronze, scoring 235.0 from his jumps of 91.0m and 92.5m.

Austrian Louis Obersteiner missed out on the podium by 1.5 points.

In the boys' individual Gundersen Nordic combined event staged in Lahti today, Norway's Eidar Johan Strøm came out on top.

He ranked third after the ski jumping element, starting the cross-country skiing race 18sec behind France's Marco Heinis.

However, Strøm completed the course in 14min 27.0sec to finish in 14:45.0 and clinch gold.

He was pushed hard by Czech Republic's Jiří Konvalinka, who was second after the ski jumping with 124.5 points, but fell 1.0 short of victory in the cross-country.

Heinis had collected 127.0 points in the first half of the competition to start first, but ultimately finished 16.0 off the pace in 15:01.0.

The girls' individual Gundersen was held yesterday, with Annika Sieff of Italy claiming gold.

She was ranked second after collecting 108.5 in the ski jumping, but started only 2sec behind Annalena Slamik of Austria, who had scored 109.0.

A finishing time of 10:50.0 helped Sieff to a comfortable victory by 15.0 over Austria's Lisa Marie Hirner, who rose from third to second despite starting the race 21.0 behind Slamik.

Hirner finished in 10:44.0, while Slamik clocked 11:24.0.

Competition is set to continue in Lahti tomorrow with the HS 100 girls' individual and boys' team ski jumping events.