Halvor Egner Granerud has won 18 World Cup events ©Getty Images

Norwegian Halvor Egner Granerud has continued his fine form in 2023, having won his fourth International Ski and Snowboard Federation (FIS) Ski Jumping World Cup event in five.

His latest came today in Zakopane, quelling an opportunity for a Polish win on home soil by edging out World Cup overall leader Dawid Kubacki.

Granerud, who won the 2020-2021 World Cup title, ramped up his campaign to win his second overall gold by scoring 287.7 points with the best jump of the day in the second round.

Kubacki - the only athlete to beat the Norwegian at the Four Hills Tournament - scored 286.6, while Stefan Kraft from Austria took bronze with a total of 278.5.

Slovenian Anže Lanišek dropped behind Granerud in the overall standings to third, having finished fourth today.

Austrian Jan Hörl was fifth.

In the past five events, Granerud has cut the gap to Kubacki by 120 points, with the margin now 114 points.

Lanišek and Kraft sit third and fourth overall, with Poland's Piotr Żyła still in fifth.